Otoplasty or ear reshaping surgery is a cosmetic surgical that can improve the shape, size and position of the ears. A defect in the ear structure that is present at birth or that becomes apparent with development can be corrected by otoplasty. This procedure can also treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
This surgery reduces large or protruding ears by setting them closer to your head, as well as molding, shaping and/or removing cartilage.
Otoplasty can be done at any age after the ears have reached their full size, usually after age 5 through adulthood. In some cases, the surgery is done as early as age 3.