Ear Surgery or Otoplasty is a surgical correction of prominent ears. It is usually performed under general anaesthesia in children. It can also be done under local anaesthesia.
There are many ways of performing this surgery. Most frequently, an incision is made behind the ear, some skin is removed, and the cartilage remaining is marked on the front surface to allow it to bend backwards towards the head. Dissolving sutures are then used to hold it in the new position. A dressing is placed to keep the ear comfortable. Many surgeons use cotton wool and a bandage to end up like a turban to avoid disturbing the new position of the ear.