When evaluating ears for size, shape, or prominence there is a wide range for what is considered to be normal. When the ears cause a distraction from other facial features or if there is a noticeable difference in the symmetry between ones ears it may cause concern. There are various techniques that may be utilized to change the size, shape, or prominence of the ears to restore balance to the face. An otoplasty is a procedure that will utilize one or a combination of these techniques to achieve the desired results.