The problem of protruding ears in a child can occur while he is still in the womb. A normal auricle is located in relation to the skull at an angle of 30 degrees, a deviation from this figure in a large direction is already signs of lop-earedness.
Starting from the age of eight, the auricle no longer changes, and the final verdict can be made: is there a pronounced lop-earedness or not, and if there is, is it worth fighting it or leaving the ears intact.
Some parents, noticing protruding ears in their children, use thousands of folk methods to rid their child of this problem. Remember: there are no folk recipes for correcting the auricles. There are two ways to correct the shape of the ears today.
After the birth of a baby up to 6 months, fix the ear in the correct position with a special silicone mold. It is recommended to wear such a device for six months, then the ear cartilage hardens, and correction at home becomes impossible.
See a surgeon. Ear surgery is called otoplasty. This is a simple type of operation, it takes an hour and a half. The surgeon makes an incision in the back of the ear, then removes the excess cartilage or tuck it in, then sutures it up and applies a bandage. The operation takes place under local anesthesia.