Does the surgery work on shape (like make them smaller and thinner) or just make them closer to the head?

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Ear reshaping

Ear surgery, or otoplasty, can help reshape the ears. It is not just to set them closer to the head. The upper, middle or lower (lobes) part of the ears can be targeted.

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That depends on what you mean. Photos would be helpful. It does commonly change the folds and the position relative to the head. Other shape/size changes are less common, require different techniques and sometime different scars.

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