Otoplasty a.k.a. Ear Reshaping or Ear pinning, is a popular cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of a person’s ears. It can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear.
Children in particular can become hyper-sensitive to what they may see as a serious deformity, and they are often subjected to teasing or bullying that can affect their overall self-esteem. Otoplasty can help children avoid such situations, because this procedure is among the very few plastic surgeries that can be safely performed on young children, age 7 and above.
Although the procedure is identical to the one performed on children, it may differ with each patient’s condition or demand.
Otoplasty is a relatively pain free procedure and it can be used to treat overly large ears (Macrotia), protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees (not associated with hearing loss), or even adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery.