Prominent ear, Bat ear, otapostasis is an abnormally protruding human ear.
They are one of most common abnormalities of Craniofacial Region.
It may be present either on one side or both sides.
Prominent ears are generally seen in early childhood or infancy and are most often associated with genetics and can be seen in family or among siblings .
Surgery is usually done for cosmetic purposes only as they do not affect any function though they can cause teasing or self consciousness.
Everybody has different feelings about particular physical features. The ears are no exception.
If someone has ears that make them feel self-conscious or uncomfortable about how they look, you might like to know why you or others have protruding ears and what can be done about them.
- An underdeveloped antihelical fold. The shape of your outside ear is like the letter C.
- Excess of ear cartilage is present in the concha.
- The concha is the centre part of the ear that keeps your ear away from your head.
- A combination of both conchal excess and loss of the antihelical fold contribute to the appearance of the ears.
- The deformity can be corrected anytime after 5 to 6 years when ear cartilage attains maturity.
- The surgery is preferably done at the earliest in order to avoid psychological stress.
Dr. Punit Dubey is First Surgeon in India to provide non surgical correction for prominent or protruding infants ear.
Pinning or Correction of protruded ear requires correct diagnosis of underlying cartilaginous framework and selection of suitable surgical techniques.
A cartilage is corrected by otoplasty which involves changing the shape of the ear cartilage so that the ear is brought closer to the side of the head .
Young Children usually require a general anesthesia, whereas older children or adult may be suitable for a local anaesthetic.
Surgery usually last one to two hours per ear depending upon condition.
After the surgery, your child or you might wear a head band every night to support ears.
The complications of the surgery, though rare, are infection, thick scar, hematoma formation, and asymmetry between the ears.
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First in India “Infant’s Non Surgical Ear Correction”. Ideal time for intervention for some correction of the ear deformities using non surgical methods can be carried out after 15 days to 3-6 months of a newborns due to malleable nature of ear cartilage . After this window of non surgical correction, a surgery could be usually done after age of 5 to 6 years once cartilage has attained stable shape. Dr. Punit Dubey is pioneer in India in offering non surgical correction for deformities of infants ear. Learn more about Infant’s Non Surgical Ear Correction. Dr Punit Dubey International Board Certified🏅🌍 Facial Plastic Surgeon ⚕ CranioMaxilloFacial and Cosmetic Surgeon Delhi Ghaziabad Noida 📱: +918123822284 📧: firstname.lastname@example.org 🌐: www.thefacialplasticsurgery.com Individual results may vary. The content of this page is for educational and informational purposes and does not constitute formal medical advice.© Dr. PUNIT DUBEY , MDS(RGUHS, Bangalore), FIBCSOMS (USA). #nonsurgicalearcorrection #craniomaxillofacialsurgery #internationalboardcertified #craniomaxillofacialsurgeon #babies #mothers #delhibloggers #face #model #gurugram #indianfashionblogger #earreconstruction #otoplasty #confident #cosmeticsurgery #maxillofacialsurgery #baby #facesyndrome #earcorrection #women #plasticsurgery #facialplasticsurgery #facialplasticsurgeon #drpunitdubey #noida #delhi #ghaziabad #ncr #greaternoida #india