Irregular Shaped Ears
More information about selected concern

Irregular Shaped Ears

There are many different types of ears, and each one is unique in its way. However, some people have irregular-shaped ears, which can cause problems with hearing or even pain. Two different shaped ears may not be a big deal to some, but it can be a big deal to others.

The most common type of irregularly shaped ears is those that are too big or too small. This can be due to several different things, such as genetics or trauma. If your ears are too big, it can cause them to stick out more than they should. This can make you look unbalanced, and it can also cause pain if you hit something. If your ears are too small, it can make them look disproportionate to the rest of your face. Additionally, small ears may not be able to pick up sound as well as larger ones.

In this guide, we will take a look at what causes irregularly shaped ears, and how to deal with them.

Symptoms of irregular shaped ears

Some of the symptoms of irregular shaped ears are as follows:

  • The hearing level may be affected
  • The appearance of the ear may be unsymmetrical
  • There may be a pain in or around the ear

Causes of irregular shaped ears

The most common cause of an irregularly shaped or deformed ear is due to trauma during birth when the cartilage and bones are still soft. This can result in a crease, bend, or crack in the cartilage. Other causes include damage from an accident or infection.

Some babies are born with abnormalities in the shape of their ears. This can be due to several different conditions, including microtia (underdeveloped outer ear), anotia (absence of the outer ear), or atrophy (wasting away) of the auricle.

What are the treatment options for irregular-shaped ears?

The treatment options for irregularly shaped ears include

Reconstructive ear surgery is a type of surgery that is performed to improve the function or appearance of the ear. It can be performed to correct a birth defect, trauma, or to improve the function of the ear. The surgery can be performed on children or adults.

The most common type of reconstructive ear surgery is called reconstructive otoplasty. It is performed by making incisions in the skin behind the ear to access the cartilage. The cartilage is then sculpted to create a more normal shape. In some cases, the incisions may also be made in front of the ear. The treatment technique will depend upon the individual case and is performed under general anaesthesia. It is recommended to consult with an experienced reconstructive surgeon to discuss the best treatment options.

Suggested/Recommended treatments

Related Medicines