Dr. James R. Miller
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Prominent ears for a child or adult may effect self esteem and be socially distressing. Prominent ears can be corrected by a surgical procedure called an otoplasty. Incisions are placed behind the ears within natural creases. The cartilage structure of the ear is reshaped and the ear is repositioned for a more natural shape and appearance. Otoplasty is also done to correct deformaties caused by injury or previous surgeries.