Includes surgery to refine or reshape deformed ears, pin back protruding ears, or correct the size or placement of ears to make the ears more proportional to the size and shape of the head and face. Generally performed on children ages of 4-14, otoplasty can prevent adolescent ridicule.
For ear pinning, an incision is made behind the ear, in the fold where it joins to the head. It usually involves the removal of cartilage and skin. Most of the time this is an outpatient operation.