Utah’s Otoplasty Specialists


Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out if Otoplasty is best for your concerns by requesting an in-person consultation at one of our offices in Salt Lake City, Draper, Riverton & Millcreek.

Otoplasty, or cosmetic ear surgery, is a procedure to improve the shape, position or size of the ear.

Otoplasty can change the appearance of protruding or disfigured ears. The goal is to create a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Otoplasty can be done at any age after the ears have reached their full size — usually after age 5 — through adulthood. In some cases, the surgery is done as early as age 3. Otoplasty is usually conducted to correct a birth defect in the ear structure or to treat ears that have become misshapen due to injury.

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What Issues Can an Otoplasty Improve?

Large or protruding ears:

Large or protruding ears are ears that stick out or are too big for one’s profile. Patients often wish to shrink or flatten their ears to gain a more subtle look. Protruding ears are mainly a cosmetic issue and can be surgically modified.

Infant Ear Deformities and Microtia:

Microtia is diagnosed when a child is born abnormally small or unformed. Depending on the case’s severity, Microtia may even cause hearing difficulties if not repaired. Microtia repair is reconstructive surgery that can improve the appearance of an underdeveloped ear . There are numerous infant ear deformities which involve a fully formed ear but misshapen. These can often be corrected with ear wells. It is best to see these patients in the first few days or weeks after birth.

Lop and cupped ear deformities:

Lop ear deformity is caused by the upper part of the ear ‘lopping” or folding over while cup ear is described as an ear that is rounded or cup shaped.


Many types of ear traumas may have disfigured or misshapen a patient’s ears. Individuals with lacerations, torn piercings, burns, “Cauliflower ear” or “Wrestler’s ear,” or any other type of external ear damage, should not hesitate to seek professional help.

Revision Otoplasty:

Some patients have already had an otoplasty from another practice and are unhappy with the results. Those who would like to modify their existing otoplasty are welcome to schedule a consultation.


Patient Before & After Pictures


John R. Bennett, M.D.

John R. Bennett, M.D.

Derrick Gale, M.D.

Derrick Gale, M.D.

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