Definitions

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  • n. A procedure of plastic surgery used to change the appearance or shape of a person’s ears.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plastic surgery of the ear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. reconstructive surgery of the auricle of the external ear

Etymologies

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Formed as oto- + -plasty, after the German Otoplastik; compare the earlier otoplastic and the French otoplastie.

Examples

  • After doing some research, she looked into a type of cosmetic procedure called otoplasty, more commonly known as "pinning back" the ears.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • Thailand is world renowned for "aesthetic" plastic surgery procedures such as otoplasty and blepharoplasty.

    Bloggers.Pakistan

  • The only procedures to lose favour were tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), which were down 7.5% and the pinning back of prominent ears (otoplasty), down 17%.

    Cosmetic treatments up as Britons turn to surgeon's knife

  • To avoid the heartache that comes with so-called 'jug ears', three year old Vivi's parents want her to undergo otoplasty.

    Juliet Linley: Hi, Dumbo

  • Samantha, who will have her otoplasty on April 5, isn't the only child to undergo cosmetic surgery because of bullying.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • The most popular procedures for men are rhinoplasty (nose), blepharoplasty (eyelids), breast reduction, otoplasty (ear correction) and liposuction.

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

  • Kids can be mean and the stigma of having large ears that stick out inevitably leads to insults along the lines "Dumbo" but there is a surgical option that many parents opt to have for their kids and that is ear pinning or otoplasty.

    EzineArticles

  • Some are opting for nose jobs to correct old sports injuries, otoplasty for ears, or breast reduction surgery for the dreaded 'moobs'.

    Independent.ie - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • He also offers additional plastic surgery procedures that appeal to young adults, including rhinoplasty, otoplasty and Asian eyelid surgery, which creates creases in the eyelids of individuals of Asian descent.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Hell, I'd like to get some otoplasty done, a half hour procedure that will cost me over two thousand bucks.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

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