Protruding ears have many variables and distinct issues. Sometimes the ear folds do not develop or the ear itself sticks out. Even if the ears are only mildly distorted, the condition can lead to low self esteem and poor adaptation in school. Because of this ear surgery or otoplasty can be a life changing procedure.
The surgery to correct protruding ears can be performed at any age after the ears have reached near adult size, usually around five or six years of age. Dr. Shaw, an experienced board certified plastic surgeon, can asses your particular issues and assist you in it’s correction.