Why is surgery needed?

Otoplasty attempts to set the ears back in a position that is closer to the head. It is important that co-operation from the patient is forthcoming and that the patient wants to have the procedure (even children). The operation will lead to a permanent change in appearance and because a child’s face is changing over time, it is well suited to young children (7 years and above). Adult faces are relatively stable and any significant change in appearance is often noticed by others.