The answer to this question is – absolutely. In fact, many patients who have ear reshaping or otoplasty done for prominent ears have it done at 5-6 years old. Cosmetic reshaping of the ears can be done as early as this age because the ear is essentially fully formed by that point. It is also good timing because many parents do not want their child subject to any unwanted attention as they become integrated into schooling and more social interaction. So 10 years old is just fine to consider having otoplasty for prominent ears. To learn more about San Diego otoplasty or ear reshaping, link here to our online otoplasty tutorial.