Otoplasty is a surgical procedure to change the shape or size of the ear. This procedure can be done for aesthetic purposes, such as to improve the balance of the ears or to improve the appearance of the ears. The procedure may also be done for functional purposes, such as correcting breathing problems in the ears or repairing damage caused by injury or trauma.

The otoplasty procedure is usually done under anesthesia and takes several hours. The surgeon changes the shape or size of the ear by cutting or adding ear bone and cartilage. In addition, the surgeon also remodels the skin around the ear, improving the appearance of the ears.

The otoplasty procedure is performed by a surgeon and is usually performed in a surgical clinic or hospital setting. The procedure is usually performed under anesthesia and is performed as an outpatient, meaning the patient can go home the same day. Post-surgery, the patient usually requires bed rest for a few days and then begins to return to normal. After the otoplasty procedure, the patient usually has swelling and bruising within a few weeks and full recovery takes several months.