Large protruding ears can be a source of discomfort and teasing for children and adults. Otoplasty is a surgical option to help improve the appearance.
Torn ear lobes can be repaired under local anesthesia and the ears can be pierced again after 3-6 months.
A polymer implant or rib cartilage can be used to re-create the ear. Each offers unique advantages and disadvantages but both offer good aesthetic outcomes.