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Otoplasty - Ear Reshaping Treatment

Otoplasty is a medical term for ear reshaping in which ears are pinned back. This treatment can be done either surgically or nonsurgically, depending on the condition and appearance of ears. Otoplasty can cure misshapen, imperfect or microtic (absent) ears which occur from birth or due to trauma.

With a different method of ear correction known as pinnaplasty, the ears can improve shape and position of the ear. The ear pinned back procedures helps bringing them closer to the head (ear pinned back) and correct their positioning in harmony with facial contours.

Further, it can enable a person to change various hair styles without feeling self-conscious of ears. As far as results are concerned, otoplasty produces quick and significant results while boosting up one’s self confidence.


EarFold™ is an advanced treatment for quick and effective ear reshaping. It is performed non-surgically with least invasive incisions on the ear. The implants are inserted at the best possible positioning to allow the patient to have full control over the final result leading to ear pinned back..

Conditions which can be treated with Ear Reshaping

Generally, everyone who isn’t satisfied with how their ears look can benefit from this treatment. There are some specific medical anomalies with respect to shape, size and appearance of ears. People having such conditions can have their ear pinned back through either a surgical or non-surgical Otoplasty treatment.

  • Overgrown cartilage
    The outermost part of our ear, i.e. pinna is made of soft, bending cartilage bone. Some people have their pinna naturally shaped wide due to disproportionate and overly grown cartilage giving the ear an extended appearance.
  • Undersized cartilage
    Quite the opposite, there are people who have under-developed cartilage bone in pinna. During the early development stages the edge of cartilage at the top of the ear fails to fold properly. Because of this, the outer edge of the ear remains out rather than bent inwardly towards the head.
  • Trauma / Injury
    Otoplasty can treat traumatic bending of years that impacts ears physically. The ears appear stuck out wide due to the alteration in proportion to the rest of facial characteristics as a result of an injury.

Other Types of Otoplasty

Ear augmentative Otoplasty: Augmentative Otoplasty cures underdeveloped cartilage or absent ears which occur due to genetic disorder, microtia.

Ear pinning or Otopexy: Stuck out ears can be pinned back into shape through “flattening” of the ears. The surgery comprises of incision on the back of the ear to access the cartilage which is then bent inwards to its proper position with regards to facial symmetry and protected with the help of stitches.

Earlobe reduction: This treatment can be performed for an overly developed pinna, a disorder known as macrotia. This procedure involves surgery on the earlobe to remove the excess skin to eventually reshape earlobe into smaller size. However, scars from may be visible.


The incisions during the procedure are normally made behind the ear where the ears are pinned back, which keeps scares hidden and with time, they fade away. Other than scarring, potential risks may include infection, bleeding and asymmetry of face for which you can seek your surgeons’ consultation before and after the treatment.