Prominent Ears

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Prominent Ears

Prominent or sticking out ears are a very frequent congenital malformation. Otoplasty is the technique that solves this malformation by surgery.


Numerous techniques have been described to correct prominent ears, but the most usual method consists of making an incision behind the ear up to the cartilage zone following the fold. Here, some sutures of nonabsorbable material are inserted that fold the ear back naturally, correcting the deformity.

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Preoperative recommendations



Dr. Jorge Planas explains the results

He tenido en la consulta, niños y niñas, mirándome con ojos brillantes y reprimiendo a duras penas saltitos de alegría. Movidos como el azogue, expresan su gozo en las frases de gratitud más encantadoras que un cirujano plástico pueda oír jamás. No se les ha liberado de un (a veces discutible) pequeño defecto estético; se les ha liberado del peso de la diferencia, de la humillación, de la vergüenza.

Dr. Jorge Planas

Dr. Gabriel Planas explains the results

It is recommended to perform this surgery in preschool when the ear cartilage is still malleable. After surgery, it only needs a day's stay in the clinic. The recovery is fast: the patient wears a bandage 24-48 hours and stitches are removed 10 days after.

Dr. Gabriel Planas

Dr. Carlos del Cacho explains the results

Prominent ears, commonly known as «protruding ears», are a quite frequent genetic defect. Advances in surgery have made possible to correct aesthetic defects of the ears without complications in most of the cases.

Dr. Carlos del Cacho

Dr. Artur Carbonell explains the results

In this surgery, besides the natural result, the psychological problem often associated with congenital malformation of the ears is solved. In this type of surgery, the scar is on the back of the ear and it is imperceptible even wearing short or collected hair.

Dr. Artur Carbonell