Protruding ears are a common phenomenon that generally have no impact on hearing. This anomaly can be psychologically painful, through social problems that can emanate from childhood, develop and become deeply entrenched.
Different types of protruding ears can occur. The technique used to perform otoplasty varies according to the origin of the anomaly.
In many cases, the shape of the cartilaginous skeleton will be corrected and reshaped, sometimes with harvesting.