Grab the ear; the angle of the head and the ear is wider than normal. Looking at these individuals, the auricle is more pronounced, and in general, the “Y” shaped natural curves of the auricle are less prominent than normal.
The scoop or the big ear is not a physical condition but an aesthetic problem. In people with remarkable scoop ears, this can lead to psychological and social problems that reduce a person’s quality of life. The mockery of friends usually begins at school age; it may cause the need to close the ears with their hair, lack of self-confidence, anxiety, deterioration in body perception and even depression.
Surgery is the only treatment for the removal of buckle ears, large ears and shape problems in the ears.
The ideal time for scoop ear treatment in children is preschool period since the ear development is completed around 5-6 years. When the ear surgery is performed in preschool period, psychological traumas and social problems that the child may experience in school life will be prevented. In addition to this, performing ear surgery in preschool period also allows the child to adapt to his / her social environment more easily with his new appearance without deteriorating body perception and prevents self-confidence problems. It is important to know that early treatment prevents psychological and social trauma in light of the data that people with scoop ears usually refer to a physician in the puberty and youth.