Protruding ears frequently cause psychological problems in young children. To correct this deformity, incisions are made near the back of the ear so they are not seen. Portions of cartilage are removed and the remainder is remolded to achieve the desired contour.
Risks are unusual, but since both ears are rarely alike, perfect symmetry is not always possible. Infection and bleeding are unusual with this procedure.
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