Otoplasty is a surgical procedure of the ears which corrects protruding ears by reshaping the pavilions considered excessively visible.
The surgery is typically performed on both ears, but sometimes it could be done on one ear.
An otoplasty refers to the correction of the abnormalities of the cartilage at the level of the pavilion of the ear and that are usually responsible for its "detached" appearance. We can schematically distinguish 3 types of deformities which are often linked to each other:
Good candidates for otoplasty are adults, adolescents, and children above 7 years old.
This surgery is typically covered, at least partially, by health insurance, especially with children.
Edema and bruising
Significant improvement visible at day 15, final appearance at 2 months post-op