See More ImagesEar Reshaping, or Otoplasty, is a procedure that helps to reposition prominent or large ears. The procedure relies on hidden incisions and strong, permanent sutures to reform one or both ears into a more pleasing, less distracting, shape.
What is an otoplasty?
Otoplasty is cosmetic surgery of the ear to reduce the appearance of a prominent ear. One or both ear may look too big for multiple reasons. Commonly, the ear is missing an normal fold or bend which makes the ear “stick” out too much. Sometimes, one ear is simply bigger than the other. At your evaluation, your surgeon will be able to exam your ear and detail for you the best way to repair and improve the appearance of your ear.
Does insurance cover the procedure?
Sometimes. Some insurance carriers recognize the emotional trauma that children go through by being made fun of by other children for “looking different.” Your case would need to be evaluated by your insurance on a case-by-case basis.