Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to correct the appearance of the ears. It can involve reshaping, repositioning, or reducing the size of the ears. The goal of otoplasty is to improve the balance of the ears in proportion to the head and face. The procedure can be performed on children or adults and is usually performed under local or general anesthesia. Otoplasty can be done for cosmetic reasons or to correct congenital disabilities, injuries, or misshapen ears. The results of otoplasty are typically permanent, but in some cases, the ears may need to be re-operated if the shape changes over time.