Prominent Ear Correction
The ears are reshaped by making small incisions at the back of the ear. The cartilage (which makes up the framework of the ear) is resculpted and reshaped to create a more natural look. After closing the incision, a head bandage is placed on the area for a few days. The newer techniques for ear reshaping do not require a head bandage for 10 days and are not associated with some of the more devastating complications of ear reshaping. The effects are permanent and there are some risks associated with the operation:
The vast majority of people that have this operation are absolutely delighted with the results but there are some side effects and risks with the operation:
Bruising and bleeding which takes around 2 weeks to resolve
Abnormal scarring (keloids and hypertrophic scars)
Numb patches in the ears
Cold intolerance which can persist for a year or two
Tissue loss and wound healing delays in the ears are associated with the less modern techniques but they are theoretically possible with any operation on ears.