Ear correction surgery is
mainly used in the case of protruding ears but can be used in the
case of other abnormalities present from birth or caused by an accident
that affects either one or both auricles. Protruding ears are mostly
inherent and can, especially in the case of children, lead to teasing.
Insufficient puckering of the ear cartilage causes the false positioning.
A correction is sensible however only after school age
has been reached as only by then is the cartilage suitably developed,
the ear haven grown to approx 70-80% of its size.