|Prominent Ear Correction (Otoplasty) is designed to correct protruding ears. It is one of the few cosmetic surgeries performed on children.
An incision is placed in the natural crease behind the ear and the cartilage of the ear is weakened so that it bends into a new shape. The cartilage is stitched into position to hold the ear in place. Normal hearing is not affected by this procedure. Split Earlobe Repair is also an available reconstructive procedure.