"Did you fly to school or take the bus?" taunts an unsympathetic schoolmate. Such are the cruel comments patients with protuberant ears must endure. Even though young girls and sometimes even boys wear their hair long, hiding their ears is still a challenge and impossible when the hair gets wet in the swimming pool. This congenital deformity can be easily corrected and change a daily hassle to a non-issue. Surgery is especially recommended when children are young, age 2-3, before the psychological effects of the deformity are serious. However, even adults can truly benefit from this outpatient surgery which helps to restore balance to the face.
Results that last - a patient seen before, after and 12 years after her ear tuck
As is to often the case, patients who have their protruding ears fixed almost immediately change their hairstyle.
"Hey there young man - turn around so we can see the difference . . . "
Certainly something to smile about.