For those who are dissatisfied with their ear size, shape or proportion, an ear surgery, called otoplasty, may be the solution for you. Ear surgery can reshape your ear to better align with your facial features, or to correct a defect that was present at birth or caused by an injury or previous surgery.
An ear surgery procedure:
- Reshapes the ear, improving its size, position or proportion
- Treats protruding ears
- Improves facial harmony
Candidates for this procedure are healthy, non-smoking individuals who are at least 13 years of age and whose facial growth is complete.
Swelling will dissipate within several months, and the surgery will reach its full maturity within a year. The results are typically permanent, although the tissue may experience minor movement over time.