Most plastic surgeons recommend that parents observe the child’s behaviour in relation to their prominent ears and they should not insist on the surgery until the child so desires. Children, who are unhappy with their ears and want the surgery, cooperate more during surgery and are happier with the result.
Many patients, children or adults, may be unsure about the outcome of otoplasty. Note that the surgery aims to achieve improvement, not absolute perfection. Do not expect an exact symmetry, as that would be unnatural. If you talk with your plastic surgeon about, the procedure, and their expectations and options, the results will very satisfactory. In the first consultation, the plastic surgeon will assess the problem and recommend the most effective technique for your case. It will also provide instructions to prepare for surgery.
The Spanish Social Security does not include performing otoplasty fo
r aesthetic reasons, except in cases where there is a psychological disorder associated to it or when the deformity is very prominent, and as long as it is during a child’s school age.