What is Otoplasty
Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery or ear pinning, is a cosmetic procedure to create a more aesthetic shape, size, and projection to the ear structure, in balance, and proportionate. The objective is to reposition the ears so that they are closer to the sides of the head. An otoplasty may involve pinning the ears back or reshaping or resizing the ear structure if they are uneven, oddly shaped, or out of balance. Every otoplasty is a custom-tailored procedure. If the ears are protruding from the head, the operation will involve an incision at the back of the ear to remove cartilage and reshape the ear structure, so the ears lie closer to the side of the head. The corrected ear position is secured with stitches. If the ears are misshapen, whether folded at the top or shell ear, the structure is reshaped, whether adding a fold or addressing the folded upper ear area to create a natural look. Both adults and children can benefit from this particular cosmetic procedure.