Why on earth are my ears sticking out like that? There can be a variety of reasons, but usually the cause is a lack of a cartilage fold – your ears formed without a crease that would otherwise have pulled them closer to your head. Otoplasty surgery – also known as ear pinning (although modern techniques don't actually pin your ears) – is a cosmetic surgery procedure to bring the ears closer to the head so they are less obvious. The results look natural and there is a very high satisfaction rate. Do not hesitate to call us with questions. Our patient care experts have worked with hundreds of Dr. Buonassisi's facial surgery patients and can answer all your questions. We are here to help!