Protruding Years

Why do some people’s ears protrude? 
Protruding ears are one of the most common congenital head and neck deformities. It is supposed that about 5% of people have prominent ears. This congenital deformity is caused by the underdeveloped upper part of the pinna or excess cartilage of the middle portion of the pinna.

What can plastic surgery offer?
The only treatment method is prominent ear surgery. Plastic surgery can help get rid of distressing complexes persistent for many years.

When is the best time for ear surgery?
The procedure can be performed on children after the age of five or six when ear growth is almost complete. Ear plastic surgery is also an excellent option for adults suffering from large, protruding ears for a long time or trying to hide them with long hair. This surgery may be done at all seasons of the year – whether it is hot summer or cold winter, ears heal equally well.

How long is the surgical procedure and recovery period?
Ear correction takes about 1 hour. Following treatment for prominent ears you will be given an elastic bandage. The first week you need to wear it night and day. A week later you only need to wear the bandage during the night for about 1 month.

What is the key to a successful result of otoplasty? Are there any complications associated with this procedure?
Professionally performed surgery and closely following your surgeon’s instructions on follow-up care are the keys to successful results. Postoperative complications are rare and minor. During this surgery you may look in a mirror to evaluate or correct the final result yourself.

How much will the operation cost?
The operation cost will depend on the extent of the procedure and the anesthesia used.


What cosmetic and anatomic defects are most often corrected?
The most common nose corrections are the following: shortening and narrowing of the nose, removal of the nasal hump, changing of the shape of the tip. ENT specialist who is often invited to participate in this surgery can straighten the nose.

Is nose surgery a complex operation? How long does it take to recover from it?
Also known as rhinoplasty, nose surgery is a very subtle operation where only a few millimetres make a distinction between a very good and bad result. Swollen nose is expected after such procedure but swelling noticeable to other people will remain only for the first 3-4 weeks. The final shape of your nose will be apparent after it has healed completely – usually within 6-12 months.

Does nose surgery always meet the expectations of the patients?
Aesthetic nasal surgery refines the shape of the nose, bringing it into balance with the other features of the face. Surgery of the nose will enhance your appearance. Most patients are satisfied with their new appearance if their expectations are realistic.