Ear position can be corrected on adults or on children five years or older.
The objective of the surgery is to permanently recontour the pliable ear cartilage. This is done by sculpting and reshaping the cartilage through incisions hidden on the back surface of the ear.
Repositioning protruding ears is the most common form of ear surgery performed. It is widely performed with a good record of safety and fulfillment of patient goals.
Even when only one ear appears to protrude, ear surgery may be performed on both ears to achieve a more balanced result.
Just as all of our faces are asymmetric to some degree, results of ear surgery may not be completely symmetric. However, the goal is to create an ear as normal as possible in structure and proportional balance relative to other facial features.