Question: Only one of my ears is protruding. If I were to have otoplasty, will the surgery be performed on one or both of my ears to make them uniform?
Answer: Otoplasty, or reshaping of the ears, is performed to balance the symmetry between the two ears. If only one ear is protruding then quite often a surgery can be performed just on the ear to match it to the other ear. However, it’s very important to make sure that the other ear does not have any deformities which require correction. Quite often the patient may think that only one ear is protruding, but with medical examination it is apparent that both ears require some correction.