Protruding or prominent ears are a congenital aesthetic defect in the shape of the cartilage skeleton of the auricle, also called the pinna. The auricle stands at an almost straight angle from the patient’s head. This can occur on just one or on both sides. In some cases, it only involves the upper side of the ear. Protruding ears have no functional disadvantage. This aesthetic defect is reasonably easy to correct by a surgical procedure.
We do not operate on children below the age of 16. They can go to a general hospital for such a surgery.