The outcome of surgery to correct protruding ears is almost immediately apparent. Children accept their improved appearance quite quickly and a positive change in self-esteem can rapidly develop. It may take several months for swelling to completely subside and incision lines to refine and fade. During this time, proper skin care and diligent sun protection are essential. In addition, the ears should be protected from extreme cold or injury.
The results of more extensive ear surgery and reconstruction may appear in phases. Your feelings of fulfillment will increase as the ears assume their new shape.