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
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
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.
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.
The most important facts about ear correction