Who Typically Wants Otoplasty Surgery?
Typical patients who want ear surgery are those whose ears do not completely meet their ideal appearance. Cosmetic ear surgery can correct disproportionate or mispositioned ears to create a more uniform shape of the face. Common reasons for wanting an otoplasty include overly large ears (also called macrotia) or ears that “stick out” or protrude too far from the head than is desired. Any condition that leaves patients feeling too self-conscious to put their hair up or reveal their ears in an otherwise normal way is a potential candidate for ear surgery.