Situated at the outer face contour, the ears are a major factor in defining facial proportionality and its harmonious profile. Traditionally we think of the ears just in their function to analyse aural impressions; its form though is an important aesthetic component. As such the ears more often bring a sense of embarrassment, not of satisfaction. Certain ear proportions are sociably accepted and every departure from the norm can affect self-image and confidence.
If you are bothered by the size or shape of your ears, then cosmetic ear surgery, or auriculoplasty, may be right for you. It will improve the form of the ears and will reposition the auricle, enhancing facial harmony and self-confidence.
This brochure presents an overview of ear surgery. The best way to learn how surgery of the ears can help fulfill your personal goals is a consultation with a plastic surgeon.