Some children are born with ears that protrude further from the scalp than normal. Otoplasty combines procedures that re-creates absent folds that are normally in ears, reduces the amount of show of the ears by setting them back, and returns the ear to a more anatomically normal position. This is accomplished through an incision behind the ear and stitches are used to hold the cartilage in a new position. This is done as an outpatient procedure.