Ear surgery, or ostoplasty, is a very common and relatively straightforward cosmetic procedure that has been performed for many years. In a society where there is an expectation to match the perfect images of models and celebrities, prominent or unusually shaped ears can be a source of much embarrassment. By changing the shape and appearance of the ears, patient often experiences a significant increase in self-confidence which can benefit them in all areas of life.
The most common type of ear surgery involves correcting prominent ears that stick out from the side of the head. This kind of malformation is usually caused by a defect in the cartilage, and this can be fixed easily at any age.