Middle Eastern patients are seeking more and more plastic surgery. One specific area gaining popularity is otoplasty. Otoplasty involves reshaping the ears so that the ear looks less prominent. The first otoplasty was described by Sushruta in 800 BC. He is also known as the father of plastic surgery. Patients in ancient time would often have their nose or ears amputated as part of a punishment. He was able to reconstruct the ear or nose.
For more information see the Otoplasty Home Page.