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My baby is 10 months old and his ears stick out very far. I know there is plastic...


My baby is 10 months old and his ears stick out very far. I know there is plastic surgery to correct this and I am thinking about having it done. Would he have a lot of pain after the surgery and do you think he is too young to have the type of procedure to correct this?


Ears that stick our very far” or prominent ears is a common problem in children. In general we like to delay surgical correction until the ear is nearly fully grown which occurs around 4 to 5 years of age. The procedure itself is done through an incision that is behind the ear and not easily seen. Bandages generally stay in place for 4 to 5 days. I often have the patient wear a tennis headband while sleeping, so the ear is not disrupted during the night. There is minimal to moderate pain in the immediate post -operative period and patient satisfaction is extremely high.

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