Division of ENT (Otolaryngology) 
Phone: 217-545-8000
Fax: 217-545-0253
Email: ent@siumed.edu  
Make an Appointment
SIU logo

Ear Reshaping

Ear reshaping, or otoplasty, is a procedure performed to change the appearance of the external ear. Large ears can be reduced in size. Ears that are prominent can be set closer to the head. Cartilage in ears can be reshaped to correct misshapen or malformed ears.

Otoplasty can be performed on children as well as adults. It is desirable to perform surgery during childhood due to greater ease of shaping the cartilage. There is also a psychological benefit to surgery during childhood to prevent teasing by other children.

Post Op Guidelines for Otoplasty

Pre Op Otoplasty Post Op Otoplasty Pre Op Otoplasty Post Op Otoplasty