Frequently Asked Questions - Otoplasty

In children, the ear is 90% of its normal size by age five or size. It is therefore recommended that the surgery be completed before or near the time a child enters school to avoid teasing and ridicule by classmates. Because of the obvious visual and psychological improvement following Otoplasty, this procedure provides a very rewarding experience for the patient. It’s not just for kids, however. Otoplasty can be completed at any age. Many satisfied patients are those who have endured protruding ears for most of their life and finally correct the problem after years of “hiding them.”