Surgery of the ear, also known as otoplasty, is a procedure that helps reduce protrusion of the ear away from the head. Most often, ear surgery is performed on children between the ages of four to fourteen. Otoplasty is not limited to children and may also be performed on adults. Cosmetic procedures are available for those individuals with large ears and for those with congenital (birth) irregularities.
Reasons for Considering Ear Surgery:
Bring proportion to the face if the ears “stick out” too much
Correct folded ear tips (lop ear)
Reshape long or offset earlobes
Enhance very small ears or other congenital defects
Remedy an accidental injury, including the loss of an ear