Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects abnormalities of the outer ear and is one of the most common procedures in cosmetic and corrective surgery.

The procedure can help with various kinds of outer ear deformities, which vary from abnormalities which affect the shape of the ear, its anatomical position or both. Prominent or asymmetrical ears are an aesthetic problem that can be a cause for psychological distress in children, teenagers, but also adults. 

Otoplasty is mostly performed during childhood, but people of all ages can undergo this surgical procedure. The growth and development of the outer ear ends around the age of 5, after which it is possible to surgically correct it. Otoplasty helps decrease the ears’ prominence, improve the shape of the ear, and thus helps alleviate psychological burden. 

Otoplasty is a procedure which is typically performed under general anaesthesia, and most patients leave the hospital on the same day of the surgery. Recovery after surgery is quick, the rate of complications is low, and improvement of the shape and position of the ear typically lasts a lifetime.