It is important that treatment is started very soon after birth. The results are significantly better when treatment starts within 2 weeks after birth. If treatment is started more than 3 weeks after birth, the results are less favourable. This is because of the malleability of cartilage, which is very high at a very young age due to the level of oestrogen from the mother that is still present in a newborn baby, and which rapidly decreases after 6 weeks.
Assessment by a plastic surgeon
All babies with the ear deformities described are eligible for treatment with EarWell. First of all, a plastic surgeon specialised in EarWell will carry out an assessment. Some ear deformities are easy to spot with the naked eye at birth, but protruding ears often take a while to develop. Because the baby had very little space in your belly, chances are that the ears are nice and close to the head at birth.