Otoplasty is the name given to the procedure used to reposition or “pin back” protruding ears. This common congenital condition ranges in severity from cases in which the ears are only mildly protruding to cases in which the ears protrude to an extreme degree. Sometimes only one ear is affected, but usually both ears develop in a similar fashion. Correcting ears that protrude is a relatively low-risk procedure which can be performed on both adults and children. Scarring from this procedure is virtually undetectable as the incision is created behind the ear.
What makes me a candidate for Otoplasty?
- If you have ears that stick out too far from the side of the head.
- If the ears have unusual or undesireable shape.