Protruding ears are not something you have to live with. Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a birth defect in the ear that becomes more noticeable with age or caused by injury. Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneﬁts to appearance and self-esteem.