(External Ear Correction)
Otoplasty refers to a group of plastic surgery procedures done to correct deformities of or disfiguring injuries to the external ear. It is the only type of plastic surgery that is performed more often in children than adults. Otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear.

Otoplasty can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.

Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound benefits to appearance and self-esteem.

Setback or pinback Otoplasty is the most frequently performed procedure for reconstruction of prominent or protruding ears. The normal result of an Otoplasty is a reconstructed or reshaped ear that resembles a normal ear (or the patient’s other ear) more closely. In a setback Otoplasty, the normal result is an ear that lies closer to the patient’s head without an overcorrected, “pinned-back” look.

If protruding or disfigured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery.

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