Otoplasty include surgical techniques that correct cosmetic problems of the ears. Patients may decide to undergo otoplasty if they are unhappy with their ear size, shape, or position of the ears. Otoplasty aims to surgically alter the position, size, and form of the ear to create a more pleasing overall appearance. The surgery creates a customized shape and location for each ear to make sure they both appear even and proportionate to the rest of the face.
Patients may decide to get ear surgery to repair one or more cosmetic problems with the ear.Otoplasty can be performed to decrease the size of ears that are disproportionately large, a condition also known as hypertrophy. The kind of reduction involved to decrease ear size varies widely depending on the dimensions of the ear. For instance, a procedure to reduce the size of the upper third will be significantly different from one that seeks to reduce an overly large lobe, or simple protrusion.
Common deformities that can be corrected by otoplasty include:
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