Otoplasty or plastic surgery of the ears may improve form, position, and proportion of the ears. This procedure corrects a birth defect called “protruding ears”, which becomes more apparent with growth.
Otoplasty creates a natural form which gives balance to facial proportions. Adults and children from 5 – 6 years old can be submitted to this surgical procedure, or when the ear cartilage is stable enough. It is performed either with local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia.