Ear reduction surgery, AKA macrotia surgery, treats ears considered to be large or oversized by a patient. These patients are concerned about the size and shape of their ears instead of the fact that the ears protrude from the side of the head. Ear reduction surgery is a form of otoplasty and gives patients a more natural look. The doctor performs a crescent shaped resection of the skin and removes the desired amount of cartilage and skin from the ears. The doctor reshapes the ear in order to create a smaller and more natural-looking size to the ear. Ear reduction surgery also provides symmetry and balance to the face and ears and increases the self-image and confidence of the patient.