Ear correction surgery or pinning of the ears, sometimes referred to as bat ears is medically known as otoplasty or pinnaplasty. This is a cosmetic procedure to help people who consider their ears to be too prominent.
Ear reshaping may be desired by people of all ages, and can be suitable for children from around the age of 5 through to adults. In many cases, the size, shape and lie of the ears are inherited, and a trend can be apparent across other family members.
Ear correction surgery or ear reduction may be desired by people with prominent ears that lack a normal fold, or when one ear is more prominent than the other.
In addition to its aesthetic benefits, ear correction surgery can also boost self-confidence, eliminate possible bullying and teasing and so have a positive effect on a patient’s life.