Otoplasty, also called ear surgery, is performed to improve the size, shape or position of the ears. The structure of the ear may be over-sized or stick out prominently from the side of the head or may become misshapen due to an injury. Disfigured or protruding ears can often make children the unwitting target of teasing from their peers that can cause damage to their self-confidence for years. The Otoplasty procedure can re-balance the facial features by bringing the ears into proper positioning and proportion.
It is often recommended that the earlier the procedure is performed the better because the ear is more malleable in youth, and also to save years of unnecessary teasing, though it can still be successfully performed on adults as well. If you are interested in learning more about Otoplasty for you or your child, start by contacting our office to schedule a consultation.