1 Recommendations

1 Recommendations

1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of implant insertion for prominent ears is inadequate in quality and quantity. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

1.2 Further research should include comparisons of this procedure with current best therapy. It should address issues of patient selection, such as age and type of ear shape, nature of ear implants used, long-term efficacy and safety outcomes, and patient-reported outcomes using validated quality-of-life measures.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)