Otoplasty is a medical procedure performed to alter the appearance of the ears. Candidates for the procedure most often suffer from protruding ears that may cause embarrassment. The procedure can be conducted at any age after the ears are fully grown, which usually occurs around the age of five or six. By altering the appearance of protruding or too-large ears, the procedure can boost the confidence of patients.
Many patients seeking otoplasty become easily frustrated at the high cost of the procedure in the United States. Luckily, the common surgery is available in many countries throughout the world at a much lower cost than in the US. Many hospitals in these countries are accredited by international organizations, staffed by US-trained physicians and offer otoplasty surgery at a very reduced cost.