Children who have a very distinct feature that makes them stand out from their peers often become the target of brutal, unnecessary teasing. This is the case for many children born with overly large ears or ears that stick out from their head. For some people, both ears are affected, and for others, only one ear is affected.  The ridicule can effect a child’s confidence all the way up into adulthood. Ears that are prominent in size or sticking out from the head can be corrected through Ear Reshaping surgery or Otoplasty. Dr. Chiu-Collins creates a natural looking, normal ear size and shape by reshaping and/or removing cartilage . Children as young as 6 years old and up may be considered for Ear Reshaping.  It is a outpatient procedure that takes only 1 to 2 hours for both ears, and can be performed with IV sedation, or even local anesthesia alone for some adults.

The first step when considering an Ear Reshaping surgery (Otoplasty) is to schedule with Dr. Chiu-Collins. During the consultation she will walk you through each step of the process, answer any questions you may have, and evaluate if you or your child may be a good candidate for the procedure. If you are ready to take that next step today, contact our office to schedule your consultation.