Ear reshaping surgery is commonly performed to reduce oversized ears, correct misshapen ears, or “pin” large or protruding ears. Otoplasty can be safely performed on on children as young as 5 (prior to entering school) and on adults under local anesthesia. It is a highly effective procedure that can improve both appearance and self-confidence.
During Otoplasty an inconspicuous incision is made behind the ear and excess cartilage is removed. The remaining cartilage is then molded, or “pinned”, into place. Otoplasty typically takes one to two hours to complete, and most normal activities can be resumed within one week.
Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty)