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Prominent Ears

Prominent Ears

Prominent ears is a name used 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 it can be caused by an injury or by wearing tight face masks. 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 their peers. Rarely people with prominent ears can also experience difficulty with hearing, headaches or ringing in the ears.

The main cause of prominent ears is an abnormality in the shape of 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.

Treating prominent ears often requires a surgical procedure known as ‘pinnaplasty’ or “otoplasty”. 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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Prominent ears are most often than not a condition from birth, although occasionally can be caused by an injury.

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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs 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 range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely 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 to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

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 will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.



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  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

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How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £130 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

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Call Clare on 07538 012918 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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