Otoplasty is the medical term that refers to a surgical procedure that would change the shape and/or position of the ear. The most common indication is the patient with prominent, but normally shaped, ears.
The outcome of ear reshaping surgery varies greatly depending on the changes that are desired, but these procedures generally improve self-confidence, especially in children and teenagers. If the ears stick out, ear pinning surgery can be performed to flatten the ears against the head. If one ear is positioned higher than the other, ear repositioning can create symmetry.
Improved appearance of the face
Improved facial symmetry