You might consider otoplasty if:

  • Your ear or ears stick out too far from your head
  • Your ears are large in proportion to your head

Otoplasty is typically done on both ears to optimize symmetry.

Otoplasty can be done at any age after the ears have reached their full size — usually after age 5.

Otoplasty won't change the location of your ears or alter your ability to hear.

Aug. 23, 2012