Reconstructive surgery is a type of plastic surgery performed to reshape abnormal structures of the body to improve function and appearance. Reconstructive surgery is different from cosmetic surgery, which is performed to reshape normal structures of the body to improve a patient's appearance and self-esteem.
Otoplasty/Ear Deformities/Outer Ear Reconstruction
Enhancing your appearance with ear surgery
If protruding or disﬁgured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery. Ear surgery — also known as otoplasty — can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It 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.
Specifically ear surgery can treat:
Is it right for me?
Ear surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulﬁll someone else’s desires or to try to ﬁt any sort of ideal image.
Children who are good candidates for ear surgery are:
Teenagers and adults who are good candidates for ear surgery are: