What are prominent ears?
Prominent ears, also known as bat ears or protruding ears, are a type of ear deformity where the ears stick out more than usual from the head. Prominent ears are generally considered to be cosmetic issue rather than a medical problem, although some people may experience psychological or social issue due to their appearance. This can lead to low self -esteem, teasing, or bullying.
What causes it?
Prominent ears can be caused by several factors, including:
1. Genetics: Prominent ears are often inherited from one or both parents. If one or both parents have protruding ears, their children are more likely to have them too.
2. Developmental issues: In some cases, the cartilage in the ears may not fold properly during fetal development, leading to the ears sticking out from the head.
3. Injury: Trauma to the ear, such as a blow to the head, can cause the ear to become deformed and stick out.
4. Improperly performed ear surgery: In some cases, surgery to correct prominent ears can make the problem worse if not performed correctly.
How can it be treated?
At Deemesh Oudit plastic surgery, we understand the impact that prominent ears can have on one’s self-esteem and image. Our surgeon are experts in performing otoplasty, the surgery can correct the problem and create a more natural-looking ear shape. We take the time to listen to each patient’s needs and goals, and work closely with them to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique concerns.