Having prominent ears that stick out unusually far from your head can make anyone self-conscious, regardless of age. For this reason, many adults and children seek otoplasty, or ear surgery, to correct overly prominent ears. Statistics show that otoplasty is a highly satisfying procedure for the majority of patients, with a satisfaction rate above 95 percent.
Prominent ears are caused by a defect in the ear cartilage structure, which basically means that ear cartilage has failed to properly fold. With ear surgery, Dr. Casey can correct ear folds and improve the proportional and aesthetic relationship of the head and ears.