The most frequent imperfection of the ears is their detached position from the head. Such a position is present since birth: the auricles adopt a typical aspect, commonly defined as “flapping ears”. It is a consequence of the reduction of the folds that are normally present on the auricles, often associated with the excessive prominence of the portion of the ear next to the auditory canal, which is called concha.
The corrective ear surgery, called “Otoplasty” or, as it is commonly defined “flapping ears surgery”, re-approaches prominent ears to the head in order to gain a natural aspect. With Otoplasty surgery, the cartilaginous folds that are normally present on the ear are reconstructed.