Large ears can be reduced using otoplasty techniques in the office under local anesthesia.Incisions are placed in the shadows of the ear to avoid visible scars.This cosmetic procedure is not covered by insurance, but doing it under local often makes it much less expensive.
This patient below underwent an ear reduction, which involved both decreasing the height of the cartilage as well as the height of the ear lobe itself. Early postop healing shows significant change in the height without affecting the shape of the ear or ear lobe.
Ear Reduction Before
Ear Reduction After