ENT surgeons at the Maternity and Children Hospital in Mecca successfully managed to reconstruct a child’s ear after suffering from acute prominence and brittle cartilage.
Saudi Health reported that the medical team decided to perform cosmetic ear surgery on a six-year-old boy to reshape his ear cartilage. Prominent ears are considered genetic birth defects due to tissue overgrowth, which can cause abnormal temporal bone prominence.
This condition might bring bullying along the way, which could lead to mental health problems and a shattering of self-confidence among children.
Ears reshaping operation is considered a short-stay surgery with success rates up to 80-85 per cent.