Question : I’m considering otoplasty for my son. I’d like to know if ears that stick out ever improve as children age.
Answer : In general, if they have prominent and protruding ears, it will continue over time and there is not a lot of improvement. One of the main factors in considering otoplasty is that when children get to school age, they may be bullied over the appearance of their ears. This may lead to psychological trauma. So, in general, parents who want to get an otoplasty try to do the otoplasty prior to that.