Ear correction

The shape of the ears is different for everyone, and the ears are often of different sizes. A correction of the ears can be necessary due to congenital deformities, the disproportionate size of the ears or some other change in shape.

Ear correction in children

People whose ears are unusually large, protruding or whose shape deviates significantly from the ideal often want an ear correction. Often, children are teased by other children at a young age because of their tail ears or protruding ears.

A correction can already be made from the age of 6, as the ears are already fully grown at this point in time.

Big ears for children up to the age of 14, if medically indicated, are typically covered by health insurance.

Ear correction in adults

Basically, it is easily possible to carry out ear corrections even in adults.
Many people do not dare to wear short hair or flashy earrings because of the size or shape of their ears.

However, from the age of 14 this is considered a purely aesthetic operation and is generally not covered by health insurers.

  • Ear corrections are possible for children from school age.
  • The health insurance companies pay for this operation up to the age of 14.
  • From the age of 14, ear correction is considered a purely aesthetic operation.
  • Treatment of ears that are too large, protruding or deviating from the shape.
  • As a rule, the ear correction is carried out via an incision on the auricle.

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Torn earlobes

Regularly wearing heavy earrings or using plugs or tunnels can widen the ear hole. An additional pull, e.g., getting caught, can lead to a partial or complete tear of the ear hole.
Using a special surgical technique, torn ear holes are reconstructed. After stabilization and successful healing of the pierced ears, new earrings can be pierced again.


Each ear is individually shaped and, of course, requires a specific surgical procedure after a detailed consultation with the small or large patient.
Usually, however, an ear correction is carried out via an incision on the auricle. The height, width and inclination of the auricle can be varied and adjusted. As soon as the desired shape is achieved, the ear is fixed again with sutures. One advantage of this surgical method is that the scars remain invisible behind the auricle.

The most important facts about ear correction

Local anesthesia
With surgery
Stay: outpatient
Downtimes: 1 day
Follow-up treatment: Head bandage in the first few days