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Face Condition: Prominent Ears

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Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery PROMINENT EARS

The term prominent ears is used by medical professionals to describe the appearance of ears that ‘stick out’. This condition can be experienced by anyone of any age, although in most cases, the condition was present at birth. Occasionally, affected people can also find that as well as the ears not lying flat to the head, they also experience: difficulty hearing, headaches, and ringing in the ears. Those who are affected by prominent ears often feel the concern has impacted their self-confidence, with children especially finding the appearance of their ears gets commented on by others.

The main cause of prominent ears is due to an abnormality in the ear cartilage. This can occur in one of two ways: when the antihelical fold (the inner c-shaped rim) has not developed properly, or the conchal bowl (the dip in the middle of the outer ear) is too deep. This can happen in either ear, however in most cases, it affects both ears.

When prominent ears are not down to the way they have developed, injury or trauma may be a contributor. Damage to the cartilage can result in changes to the way it’s structured, leading to changes in the appearance of the ear(s).


Treating prominent ears at Chester Cosmetic Surgery often requires a surgical procedure known as ‘pinnaplasty’. Bilateral pinnaplasty is performed on both ears, however, the treatment plan will consider each ear individually. The procedure is relatively short, and works to change the shape or structure of the cartilage to help ‘pin back’ the ears. Flatter looking ears can greatly impact a person’s well-being, restoring their self-confidence.


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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery

Ms Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Anca performs a wide range of Hand Surgery & Skin Surgery and Aesthetic Breast, Body and Face Surgery,

Anca Breahna - Female Plastic Surgeon in Chester UK

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in the region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care. It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has mainly been undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK and has worked Internationally to further extend her qualifications and training.

The team at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery looks forward to meeting you and will treat you with respect, consideration, and empathy.

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