The corrective goal of otoplasty is to set back the ears so that they appear naturally proportionate and contoured. Therefore, when the corrected ears are viewed, they should appear normal.
Otoplastic surgery can be performed upon a patient under anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Otoplasty denotes the surgical and non-surgical procedures for correcting the deformities and defects of the external ear and for reconstructing a defective, or deformed, or absent external ear, consequent to congenital conditions and trauma.
Dr. Benjamin Loos corrects the defect or deformity by creating an external ear that is of natural proportions, contour, and appearance, usually achieved by the reshaping, the moving, and the augmenting of the cartilaginous support framework of the ear.