Question: Only one of my ears is bothersome in shape and size. Should patients always have both ears treated during otoplasty?
Answer: Quite frequently, I treat only one ear in an otoplasty procedure. If the other ear is in perfect condition, the patient may just want to have some work done on one ear. However, sometimes the patient may not be aware of some of the deformities of the ear that they thought were fine and then when these are pointed out they realize that it’s best to operate on both ears. Occasionally, to get the best symmetry, both ears need to be operated on.