The ear is a complex structure that is formed from the fusion of six pieces of embryologic tissue. As part of this process, the ear that is formed could be too big or too small or have too much or too little cartilage. This can lead to the top of the ear folding over or protruding as well as prominent ears.
Sometimes this can be treated within the first few weeks of being born non-surgically. However, if these findings persist, otoplasty can reshape the ears to a more normal appearance. This not only restores balance to the face but also improves self-confidence
Otoplasty surgery can change the shape of the ear. It is most often performed to help pin back ears that are too prominent. Incisions are made behind the ear so they are hidden. The cartilage is then reshaped through different techniques to achieve the desired cosmetic shape and appearance.