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Otoplasty is the procedure that corrects prominent ears. Prominent ears are usually noted in early childhood and can be a source of concern for the child because of teasing. The deformity can cause issues with self esteem, and often it is the child that asks for it to be corrected. The procedure can be carried out any time beyond the age of 4 or 5. The surgery is directed at reshaping the ear cartilage, which has an underdeveloped fold. It is currently covered by OHIP prior to the age of 18. ...(more info available with login)