Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning or ear shaping, can improve the position and/or shape of the ears. The procedure is most common in children between the ages of five and ten, as it helps prevent them from being teased and embarrassed at school. Otoplasty is also a viable option for adults who are self-conscious about their ears.
Ear surgery can improve a variety of cosmetic concerns, including:
- The balance from one ear to the other
- The proportion to the rest of the facial features
- A disfigured or abnormal contour
- The ear position on the head
Children typically require one to two weeks off from school to recover, while adults can often return to work within a week. With its minimal downtime, otoplasty proves to be a highly beneficial solution for individuals with prominent or abnormally shaped ears.