There are two main reasons why the ears may show or stick out too much or be too far from the head; one is the excessively wide angle formed between the auricle or pinna and the head or scalp, second the size itself of the ear; evidently an oversized ear will always be too visible independently from its angle, and an angled ear will show too much regardless it size; should the ear be oversized and angled then the problem is doubled.
There are two main causes why the ear might be prominent and stay too wide apart from the scalp; first the poor null formation of the antihelical fold or antihelix (the crease second after the outer one of the anterior side of the ear), and second the excessive size or length of the concha bowl or stem (if compared to a champagne cup) of the auricle. The most common scenario is a combination of both, with prevalence of the poor antihelical fold definition.
Treatment of prominent ears can be carried out by three groups of techniques to pin them back; the incisional techniques cut the cartilage to form a new shape, being of quite unnatural result and somehow unsafe; the cartilage scoring techniques are simple and safe but very unpredictable in terms of final pinning grade achieved; finally and most recommended are the suture fixation or Mustardé technique variations for being the safest, most natural looking and reliable technical option.
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