Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery aimed at improving the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can sometimes be referred to as ear shaping or ear pinning, can correct protruding or deformed ears. Otoplasty is a relatively simple plastic surgery procedure, which removes excess cartilage and reshapes natural folds through incisions behind the ears.
Who is a good candidate?
Disfigured or protruding ears can be embarrassing or bothersome, especially for children. But adults are common as well. We commonly perform surgeries to repair ear gauging (stretching).
Good candidates are usually:
- Healthy, with no life threatening illness
- At least five years old, or when a child’s cartilage is stable enough to be corrected
- Ready with specific goals in mind
What will a consultation be like?
Like any cosmetic procedure, ear surgery requires an individualized approach. We will determine what is causing your dissatisfaction and establish realistic goals for improvement. We will conduct a physical exam and examine how any other health factors unique to you might affect surgery. From there, we can recommend a course of treatment and provide accurate pricing information for your surgical options.