Question: My youngest daughter is very uncomfortable with her lopsided ears and complains about them daily. What type of surgery is used to correct uneven ears?
Answer: An otoplasty is a very good procedure for correcting uneven ears. Resecting some skin from the back of the ear and using sutures to reshape the ear, as well as sutures to bring the ear closer to the side of the head, in general will improve the balance and symmetry of the ears. In rare cases, sometimes the ears themselves are uneven and then they require surgery to actually remove some of the ear to actually make the ears a correct size.