This deformity of the infant ear is also present at birth and therefore congenital. It resembles the Lop Ear or Cup Ear. The cause is an incompletely developed anthelix fold. Without the support of this cartilage, the top of the ear folds over to varying degrees (depending on the development of the anthelical fold). An ear lid deformity may affect only the spiral rim (outer curved edge of the ear) or the entire upper third of the ear. Lidding occurs in over 25% of all infantile ear deformities. There is a possibility of slight improvement in lidding during the first week of life, but after seven to ten days, the ear typically maintains its shape.
Ear Lidding Deformity without invasive procedure or surgery?
Non-surgical correction of this ear deformity is possible with the Earwell® Infant Ear Correction System if treatment is initiated early in the first weeks of life. This involves gently reshaping the ear when it is still soft and slightly pliable due to high estrogen levels in the mother and in the infant’s body, without anesthesia or incisions.
To accomplish this, the innovative Earwell® Children’s Ear Correction System is applied by a trained physician during a short visit to the practice and worn for four to six weeks, depending on the severity and complexity. Although this ear deformity does not usually result in hearing loss or the like, misshapen ears often trigger teasing and bullying. Instead of years of waiting and serious reconstructive surgery, Earwell® offers a safe, non-invasive solution for beautiful ears for life!
What are the chances of treatment without surgery?
By applying gentle pressure to the conchal ridge, the conchal shaper portion of the EarWell® system corrects the deformity. For targeted, painless treatment of mixed ear deformities, the individual components of the EarWell® System contribute with lasting results. With a success rate of about 90%, the EarWell® System is a real alternative! You can find real examples in our before and after comparisons.
Who can help me with the treatment of an Ear Lidding Deformation?
Our EarWell® specialists in your area will be happy to advise you!