Before – after-comparison
A question of basic trust.
In the first weeks of life, the sensory worlds, contact with caregivers and basic trust develop as the foundation for later self-esteem. All this is given to the child for life – why not also beautiful ears?
In fact, ear deformities can become a burden: In many cases, they lead to a lack of self-confidence or even depression. It is not for nothing that the creation of the so-called sigle ears (otopexy) is one of the most common cosmetic operations! Early treatment saves this painful procedure.
Correcting deformities of the ear without pain.
Waiting is not very promising
Recently published studies (in the Journal of Perinatology and the Journal of the Canadian Pediatric Society) show that in some cases there is indeed a chance that ear malformations will correct themselves. However, this chance is only about 10%, in contrast to all other deformities either remaining the same or becoming even more pronounced!
An alarming finding in this context is that predictions about the course of an ear deformity are impossible to make, as outlined in a study from Japan (published in Plastic and Recinstructive Surgery). Gentle splinting with EarWell® is a responsible alternative!
It is not uncommon for newborns to have temporarily folded, malformed ears (about one-third). A distinction must be made between a deformity in which the tissue is basically intact and a true malformation. The former is a purely cosmetic problem that can be easily treated with EarWell®.
We have compiled an overview of the types of ear deformities for which EarWell® is suitable as initial information. For a professional assessment, it is best to contact one of our trained doctors in your area!