Ear deformity at an early age specially at birth or during the 1st month of life could be address by splinting technique. Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to children above the age of five or six, to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. Ears are almost fully grown by then, and the earlier the surgery, the less teasing the child will have to endure. Ear surgery on adults is also possible, and there are generally no additional risks associated with ear surgery in either age group.
Most surgeons’ recommend that parents stay alert to their child's feelings about protruding ears; don't insist on the surgery until your child wants the change. Children who feel uncomfortable about their ears and want the surgery are generally more cooperative during the process and happier with the outcome.