Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty,Â can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear.
Otoplasty can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneï¬ts to appearance and self-esteem.
If protruding or disï¬gured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery.
Specifically ear surgery can treat:
- Overly large ears â€” a rare condition called macrotia
- Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees â€” not associated with hearing loss
- Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery