Prominent ear correction is one of Dr. Hatef’s favorite operations. Patients get a predictable result, and they are frequently very satisfied with their outcome. For young people who are being teased about their ears, or just aren’t happy with the way their ears look, otoplasty is a great option. For the patient who has suffered from loss of their ear from trauma or cancer, ear reconstruction can restore not only appearance but also the function of the ear. Ear reconstruction is also an option for the child born with a very small or absent ear. At the age of 7 or 8, the ear is close to its’ adult size, and it is time to undertake reconstruction of the ear. Although Dr. Hatef doesn’t do much pediatric plastic surgery any more, the ears and nose are 2 areas in which he has specialized training and very good results, and will help your child reach their optimal cosmetic result.