Just like other parts of the face, ears have great impact on facial beauty. Otapostasis, also known as prominent ear, protruding ear, or bat ear, is an important factor contributing to having visually unattractive ears. This condition sometimes gives other people a reason to make fun of the affected individual. Most people with otapostasis try to cover their ears by wearing long hair. While this can be done more easily by women, wearing long hair is not as easy for men.
Surgery is performed once the cartilage is fully developed (when the individual is 6 or older). The results have been almost equally satisfactory both in children and adults. However, early correction will help children regain their self-confidence and sociability.
The surgery consists of simple procedures and, as mentioned earlier, is an outpatient surgery. You won’t need to rest at home as you will be able to go to school or work the day after the surgery.