Otoplasty Risks and Who Should Undergo the Surgery
People with prominent ears or ear protrusions are often subject to social ridicule and bullying. This can have a negative effect on the psyche of the individual, especially children. If the problem of prominent ears causes serious social and mental anguish, then such patients will be ideal candidates for surgery.
Ear surgery complications normally rise with a corresponding rise in the patient’s age. The ear is fully developed by the time a child is four years old and therefore, the time between 5 years and 14 years is regarded as the ideal time for Otoplasty. The ear will be malleable and surgery will be easier, posing fewer pinnaplasty risks. However, older patients also undergo Otoplasty with extremely good results without any Otoplasty risks or problems.
Children will experience milder pain when compared to adults post Otoplasty. This is because the nerve supply to the ear is much better developed in adults and therefore the pain will be more intense.