Ear reduction surgery in Australia is a very common procedure in children aged around 5–6 years, and is carried out mainly to prevent exposing them to psychological distress from school yard criticism and taunting.
Otoplasty is also performed on teenagers and adults.
Ear plastic surgery involves your surgeon pinning the patient’s ears back closer to the head thus making them less prominent. This results in improved aesthetics of your face overall and can boost self-esteem and confidence.
Ear surgery can also help correct, reduce, or otherwise treat conditions where the ear folds over either inwards or downwards.
For patients aged 16 and under, Medicare or other healthcare rebates may partially or fully fund ear surgery.