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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Prominent Ears (Overview)

Otapostasis is when the ear protrudes or sticks out more than usual. It could affect one or both sides. It may result from abnormal cartilage development during birth.


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Is it possible to get my prominent ears pinned back?

Is it possible to get my prominent ears pinned back?

Otoplasty: Otoplasty is an excellent surgical treatment for a number of ear deformities. An otoplasty can be useful to correct issues like a prominent ear where the entire ear is pushed forward or a cup ear deformity where there is a lack of one of the normal ear folds. All of the incisions and sutures are hidden behind the ear. Consult a facial plastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
24 Doctors shared insights

Prominent Ears (Overview)

Otapostasis is when the ear protrudes or sticks out more than usual. It could affect one or both sides. It may result from abnormal cartilage development during birth.


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What is the device used on your ears, like a tooth brace, but for treating prominent ears?

What is the device used on your ears, like a tooth brace, but for treating prominent ears?

Otoplasty is best: The device is an ear band with a molded earpiece, but this is really on for babies, when their ear cartilage is still moldable. The device has to be worn all day. An otoplasty can be useful to correct issues like a prominent ear where the entire ear is pushed forward or a cup ear deformity where there is a lack of one of the normal ear folds. Consult a facial plastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or a shower cap when showering)
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Use eardrops as directed
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Use acetaminophen or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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Anyone know how to get rid of ringing in the ears and what its cause is?

Anyone know how to get rid of ringing in the ears and what its cause is?

Find the cause: Tinnitus is latin=ringing: in the ear is often a symptom, not a disease in itself. Causes include infection, foreign body, exposure to loud noise, eustachian tube dysfunction, nasal allergies blocking the tubes, multiple sclerosis, side effects of some meds, and currently common in the young is "ipod-induced" so, treating the above will likely resolves your symptom...Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get my prominent ears pinned back?

Otoplasty: Otoplasty is an excellent surgical treatment for a number of ear deformities. An otoplasty can be useful to correct issues like a prominent ear where the entire ear is pushed forward or a cup ear deformity where there is a lack of one of the normal ear folds. All of the incisions and sutures are hidden behind the ear. Consult a facial plastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask your doctor about TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint), as it could cause ear pain
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Look for ear pain or ear drainage, as they are both signs of infection
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See a doctor if you think you have an ear infection
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What is the definition or description of: Prominent ears?

What is the definition or description of: Prominent ears?

Prominent Ear aka: Otapostasis is when the ear protrudes or sticks out more than usual. It could affect one or both sides. It may result from abnormal cartilage development during birth. ...Read more

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How can I fix my prominent ears without surgery?

How can I fix my prominent ears without surgery?

You cannot: There is, unfortunately, no non-surgical option to improve prominent ears. The cartilage must be reshaped and respositioned and this requires a surgical procedure in all cases. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S.
Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I get my prominent ears pinned back without having surgery?

Can I get my prominent ears pinned back without having surgery?

Not possible: Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to move prominent ears closer to the head or reduce the size of large ears. ...Read more

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What is the normal cost of having an operation on my prominent ears?

What is the normal cost of having an operation on my prominent ears?

$3000-$5000: Often this surgery is relatively straightforward and can be done as an outpatient procedure. It is mostly done by facial plastic surgeons. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the new procedure for prominent ears called earfold?

Can you tell me about the new procedure for prominent ears called earfold?

Earfold = an implant: Earfold is a curved piece of metal that is inserted under the skin and in front of the ear cartilage. It is meant to form an antihelical fold when it is absent to correct certain types of prominent ears. The gold standard is surgical correction, which can be done under local or anesthesia. More about otoplasty here: http://www. Drmele. Com/otoplasty. Html ...Read more

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Head bandage vs headband after otoplasty for prominent ears in adults, which is better?

Head bandage vs headband after otoplasty for prominent ears in adults, which is better?

Why choose?: Each offers benefits. I send patients home with a head wrap for security. Once the wrap is removed, a head band is used at night. It should protect the ears from folding forward, but should not be tight. Tight bands can cause injury to the skin and change the shape of the ear. Be sure to check with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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With, like a tooth brace, but for your prominent ears?

With, like a tooth brace, but for your prominent ears?

Question?: Are you referring to the new cartilaze ear contouring procedure? This is a non-surgical method of re-shaping the ears that involves using a laser to gently heat the ear cartilage followed by placement of a special device called a trellis to hold the ear in place for three weeks. The ear retains the new shape after the trellis support device is removed. ...Read more

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What is the device used on your ears, like a tooth brace, but for treating prominent ears?

Otoplasty is best: The device is an ear band with a molded earpiece, but this is really on for babies, when their ear cartilage is still moldable. The device has to be worn all day. An otoplasty can be useful to correct issues like a prominent ear where the entire ear is pushed forward or a cup ear deformity where there is a lack of one of the normal ear folds. Consult a facial plastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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Generally, how long is ear surgery in children? Our daughter was born with prominent ears. She is four now and we would like to have them corrected before she starts school so she won't have to face the ridicule of other kids. I'm concerned about her bein

Safe surgery - 2 hrs: Preschool age is a common timing for ear setback or otoplasty procedures. It can be done in a younger or older child but the type of the procedure performed is different. The procedure takes about 2 hours and is under a general anesthetic. Children tolerate the procedure well and are extremely happy and more importantly do not face the ridicule of other kids. ...Read more

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How will the size of my ears be reduced during ear surgery? I have had large and prominent ears since I can remember and now that I'm going to college I would like to have the ear surgery before I go. Can the surgery make them smaller? If so, how is it do

How will the size of my ears be reduced during ear surgery? I have had large and prominent ears since I can remember and now that I'm going to college I would like to have the ear surgery before I go. Can the surgery make them smaller? If so, how is it do

Yes: Otoplasty is the exact procedure used to treat protruding ears. The procedure works to restore deficient areas in the ear architecture and reduce areas of excess. This is all done to improve aesthetics of the ear and decrease ther protrusion from the head. I would make a consultation with a local surgeon and discuss these options based on your individual ears. ...Read more

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Is it rare to have a prominent ear with no antihelix fold?

Is it rare to have a prominent ear with no antihelix fold?

Not really.: If you look around, you'll see it fairly often. If you don't like theway it looks, surgery can be performed to restore the antihelix fold, and make the ear less prominent. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have a prominent ear with no antihelix fold, is that normal?

Can you tell me if I have a prominent ear with no antihelix fold, is that normal?

Common: A common anatomy. If it troubles you, can be fixed with an "otoplasty" which recreates the antihelical fold. ...Read more

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Can getting an otoplasty be better or worse for someone with a prominent ear?

Better: Otoplasty is the only treatment for a prominent ear. If the opposite ear is normally shaped, you do not need to have both sides done. However, typically both sides protrude to some degree and it is relatively uncommon to treat just one side. ...Read more

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Bone behind right ear is more prominent then behind left ear. No pain. Is this type of asymmetry normal?

Bone behind right ear is more prominent then behind left ear. No pain. Is this type of asymmetry normal?

Asymmetry is normal: Asymmetry is normal but. Without an examination can't tell to what degree of asymmetry there is. Best to see your PCP for exam and evaluation ...Read more

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5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?

5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?

Depends: This is not unusual and the treatment if any depends on the degree of difference. Kids most often come out this way do to the way they are positioned in the womb, or gradually develop it due to sleep position. In the US, plastic surgeons may treat with a variety of inserts positioned within and around the ear or ears. You might check with your doc first to see if won't improve on its own. ...Read more

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Can tight sternocleidomastoid. Muscle make mastoid proces more prominent on one side. Also have ear pressure and numbness on a cheek all same side

Can tight sternocleidomastoid. Muscle make mastoid proces more prominent on one side. Also have ear pressure and numbness on a cheek all same side

Yes: The sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle inserts into the sternoclavicular area and then runs up into an insertion directly into the mastoid process Thus, if the SCM muscle is in spasm or tight, it will pull on the mastoid process likely causing inflammation and swelling. The masseter muscle in your cheek is also connected to the mastoid process, and, could tighten w/ hyperspasmodic activity in former ...Read more

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Can sternocleidomastoid muscle tightness make mastoids process more prominent than on the other side? Also have ear pressure and slight cheek numbnes

Can sternocleidomastoid muscle tightness make mastoids process more prominent than on the other side? Also have ear pressure and slight cheek numbnes

I suppose: It is theoretically possible to get a so-called "tug lesion" (bone overgrowth at the tendon insertion) at the mastoid process due to long-standing, sustained abnormal muscle traction or dysfunction, but I have never seen it or heard of it in that location. Most likely there is another reason for what you are feeling. ...Read more