Ear surgery can be performed for a variety of reasons. Some children are born with protruding ears or ears that lack normal definition. Many adults have been unhappy with the appearance of their ears for much of their lives. This can be a source of social discomfort to both children and adults.
Otoplasty can often correct this problem. This surgery can be performed after the age of four or five, when the ear has reached near adult size. This surgery can be performed in the office or a surgery center on an outpatient basis.