Position, shape and size of the ears have a profound effect in the appearance of a person. A very common problem is prominent or protruding ears. These are called as bat ears. The ears appear to stick out. Correction of the same is called otoplasty. The surgery is done under by making an incision behind the ear and correcting the deformity in the cartilage. After this procedure the patient is often advised to wear a head band for a few weeks to avoid complications.