Otoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery involving the ears. During otoplasty, a plastic surgeon can adjust the size, positioning, or shape of your ears.
There are several different types of otoplasty:
Ear augmentation. Some people may have small ears or ears that haven’t completely developed . In these cases, they may want to have otoplasty to increase the size of their outer ear.
Ear pinning. This type of otoplasty involves drawing the ears closer to the head. It’s performed on individuals whose ears stick out prominently from the sides of their head.
Ear reduction. Macrotia is when your ears are larger than normal. People with macrotia may choose to have otoplasty to reduce the size of their ears.
It can take between 1 to 3 hours, depending on the specifics and complexity of the
Following your procedure, you’ll have a dressing placed over your ears. Your dressing will stay in place for about a week. After it’s removed, you’ll need to wear an elastic headband for another 4 to 6 weeks You can wear this headband at night. Your doctor will let you know when you can return to various activities.