Ear correction surgery: How it can help

Protruding ears, while culturally associated with good fortune, may unfortunately result in ridicule and teasing, particularly among children, in Australia.

This can have negative social and psychological consequences, including bullying, self-consciousness, embarrassment, and low self-esteem. These feelings of insecurity can significantly impact an individual’s well-being. However, there is a surgical solution that may be helpful.

If your child has protruding ears (commonly referred to as ‘bat ears’), excess ear cartilage, or unevenly-shaped ears, they may benefit from ear correction surgery, also known as otoplasty, available in Perth. This plastic surgery procedure is typically recommended for children over the age of 5 when the ear cartilage is still pliable and is aimed at altering the angle or shape of the ears. While adults can also undergo this procedure, it’s important to note that Medicare does not provide any rebates for ear correction surgery for patients aged 18 and above.

If you are considering an otoplasty procedure for yourself or your child, we strongly advise you to book an initial consultation with one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons. During this consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss expected outcomes and explore the available options in more detail.