Otoplasty (Ear Pinning): Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning, is a cosmetic surgery procedure to reshape protruding ears and bring them closer to the head. It is commonly performed on children over the age of six, but can also be done on adults. The surgeon makes incisions behind the ear, reshapes the cartilage, and closes the incisions with sutures.

Improves self-confidence related to ear appearance.
Can reduce teasing or bullying experienced by children with prominent ears.
Long-lasting results.

Requires surgery with potential risks like infection or bleeding.
Scarring is inevitable, though usually hidden behind the ear.
Discomfort and swelling after surgery.

Alternatives: There are no effective non-surgical alternatives for ear pinning.

Recovery Time: 1-2 weeks, with bandages worn for a few days.

Disclaimer: Otoplasty is a surgical procedure with risks. Discuss your options and concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon.