Otoplasty, a.k.a ear surgery, surgically moves the ears closer to the head to permanently correct protruding ears or make them more proportional to your face. The doctor usually removes excess cartilage and skin, or reposition the cartilage, before securing with internal stitches.
What it targets:
Protruding or extra large ears
The procedure usually takes about an hour and can be done under local anesthesia or IV sedation on an out-patient basis. There will be minor discomfort and itching, and you will be advised not to sleep on your side for a few weeks. Normal activities can be resumed after a few days.