Ear Cropping

It’s more common to see a Pit Bull, Boxer, or Great Dane with cropped ears, but there are some people who choose to crop their ears.

When cropping a human ear, the top part of the ear cartilage is removed to reshape the ear. Generally, the process of human ear cropping involves removing the cartilage with a scalpel and then electrocauterizing it or suturing the ear to seal it.

When a human crops his ears, the healing process is fairly simple, as long as the cut is properly sealed. The seal will entice the skin tissue to heal together.

There are risks when cropping ears, which can include infection, which is the obvious risk, but also ear collapse of the cartilage may occur.