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. Ears that ‘stick out’ are often the source of teasing and ridicule in young children. This teasing can have a devastating effect on the child’s psyche.
Otoplasty is not limited to children and may also be performed on older patients. The procedures is suitable for individuals with large ears and for those with congenital (birth) irregularities that detract from their appearance. Additionally, an individual’s ears may exhibit abnormal traits due an accidental injury, such as losing an ear or part of an ear. Regardless of the technique employed, patients can look forward to long-lasting improvements to their overall facial appearance by restoring form and balance to their ears.