Probably no other need for facial plastic surgery cries out as much as protruding ears. Children are usually the prime candidate for this surgery. Nicknames like “Dumbo” or “Mickey Mouse” can cause emotional trauma and self-consciousness which can result in poor adaptation to school. Adults can receive benefits such as higher self-esteem and the ability to wear different hairstyles. Adults typically include this surgery in conjunction with other facial cosmetic procedures. If you are wondering how Otoplasty can improve your appearance, you must first find out how the procedure is performed. Dr. Smith will be happy to discuss the procedure and any concerns you may have.