What is otoplasty?
Otoplasty is the repair of abnormalities of the external portion of the ear and is a very commonly requested operation. The results are very satisfying to the patient and family and often the outlook of the patient will change dramatically after the operation. This is particularly true with children. When ears protrude notably or are abnormal in some way, children are often teased by their peers. They are general self-conscious and in some instances are shy and introverted solely due to the constant teasing of their friends. Adults will often wear their hair in ways that will hide the ears. Many mothers have recounted how the personality of their child has blossomed after otoplasty. Some have noted an improvement in school grades.