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108329241 8Protruding ears can be one of the most common physical characteristics which cries out for facial cosmetic surgery. Children are the most common candidates for otoplasty, typically done on children between the ages of 4 and 14. Ears are almost fully grown by age 4, and the earlier the surgery, the less teasing and ridicule the child will have to endure. When it comes to otoplasty, conventional wisdom is “the earlier, the better”. 


97612235 486543903 8Adults also frequently benefit from this procedure, which improves self-esteem with relative ease. Often, adults choose this surgery in conjunction with other facial cosmetic surgical procedures. Not only is it possible to "pin back" ears, but ears can also be reshaped, reduced in size, or made more symmetrical. Through this short surgical procedure, Dr. Tietze will reshape you or your child’s ears so that they follow the shape of the head to produce a pleasing aesthetic image. 

For children under age 16, it is usually covered by OHIP but is typically considered cosmetic in adults.