People, especially children with protruding ears, are often the object of ridicule. Of course, not everyone is worried about this. Some people manage to make such a lack of appearance their exclusive feature. But what about those who constantly feel psychological discomfort due to the deformation of their ears? Protruding ears are one of the most common congenital deformities of the head and neck. About 5% of people have protruding ears. Lop-earedness becomes noticeable after the birth of the child. Over time, as the child grows, this problem becomes more visible.
We inherit the shape and size of our ears from our parents and grandparents. It depends on the genes. Ear formation begins at 5-6 weeks of gestation, and all their elements become pronounced before 20 weeks. There are two common causes of protruding ears. If the upper part of the auricle has not developed, then the antihelix (the bend of the cartilage along the ear) does not form, and then the curl (the outer edge of the ear) remains protruding forward. The second reason is the too rapid growth of the central part of the cartilage (shell), as a result of which the antihelix is formed incorrectly and the whole ear looks bulging. It is these reasons, each individually or both in combination, that predetermine the protrusion of the ears. Bulging is objectively ascertained when the edge of the ear is at a distance of more than 2.5 cm from the head, and the angle between the auricle and the head is more than 30 degrees. There are patients who, in addition to protruding ears, have other pathologies, for example, an undeveloped ear canal or a concha, or not all formed bends.
Of course, one cannot hope that, having wrapped the child's ears with a scarf at night, they will snuggle up in the morning. Such deformation cannot be corrected by fixing with glue or plaster. The only effective way to solve this problem is plastic surgery. Sometimes one ear is more prominent than the other, which is why it is often asked to operate on only one ear. But for more accurate symmetry, it is recommended to operate on both ears. This will prevent additional stress and avoid another operation.
The operation takes about one and a half hours. For small children, surgery to correct protruding ears is performed under general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is used for children aged 12-14, depending on their nature, as well as for older people. Long-term anesthetics are injected into the place behind the ear, so the patient hears various sounds, crackling, but does not feel pain. During the operation, it is often possible to chat and laugh.
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