Ear Esthetic ( Otoplasty )
The pinna (the visible part of the ear) may have variety of sizes and shapes depending on the person’s genotype. Ears complete their development phase up to 80-90 percent until the ages of 5-6. Since ear development is nearly completed early in life, ear deformities become apparent during childhood. The most typical ear deformity is “Prominent Ear”. This deformity, which occurs when the ear auricle is located further at the front than usual, is present in many people’s bodies. However, it might cause a lifelong disturbance for the person if it takes more eye-catching shapes. It might even cause serious psychological disorders for some people.
You might choose to have otoplasty if you're bothered by how far your ears stick out from your head. You might also consider otoplasty if your ear or ears are misshapen due to an injury or birth defect. Otoplasty can be done at any age after the ears have reached their full size usually after the age of 5.