Ears that stick out away from the head are frequently the cause of significant ridicule experienced by children in school or on the playground. This congenital deformity is caused by poorly shaped or overdeveloped ear cartilage, and is easily corrected by performing an Otoplasty. This hour-long operation reshapes and sometimes reduces the size of specific cartilages in the ear, giving the ears a natural, unoperated appearance. This operation is known to reduce psychological trauma and enhance one’s self-image. An Otoplasty is commonly performed in children beginning at age 5 years, but can be successfully performed on adults as well.
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