Recommendation ID

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.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

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.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Implant insertion for prominent ears
Date issued
September 2019

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? Yes  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/09/2019