How to fix ears that stick out without surgery

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( — December 21, 2021) —

It’s not always easy to deal with ears that stick out, but if you’re determined, there are ways to fix this problem without actually undergoing surgery. Attending a cosmetology school might be useful for these methods (though any beauty school could help).

Acrylic ear tacks

The first method is to use acrylic ear tacks at home. These are easily found at any beauty store. They’re a temporary solution, but they can work well. The steps for this method are as follows:

1) First, take a picture of the ear from the side. You’ll need to use something that can provide you with a sense of distance between the camera and your ears (a tripod or a stack of books should work well).

2) Then, cut out the image and place it over something that looks like an ear (a mannequin head or stuffed toy, for example). Make sure that both ears look like they’re sticking out equally.

Sketch the outline of the pinned-back ear onto your photo.

3) Take the tack and put it through the hole you just created. Make sure that the tack is facing the back of the ear (the side without the hole).

4) Push down on the tack until it’s secure. If there’s any excess fabric, you can trim it off (but make sure not to cut into your ear).

If you want to make the tacks more secure, try using two. You can even use an adhesive (super glue or clear nail polish) before inserting them into your ears if you’re afraid of losing your tacks.

Hair ties

Another way to fix ears that stick out is by using hair ties. Unlike the acrylic tacks, these are a more permanent solution. The hair ties will need to be worn for a few hours each day, and they shouldn’t be used if you’re planning on swimming or sweating.

The steps for this method are as follows:

1) Gather some hair ties (the thicker the better).

2) Cut off any excess fabric from the hair ties.

3) Loop your hair tie through the ear and pull it back so that it’s behind your ears.

4) Secure both sides of the tie by looping them around each other. Then, hide the loose ends beneath a layer of hair or a hat. You can also use a clip with rubber bands to keep the hair tie in place.

If you’re not a fan of either of these methods, there are other ways to fix ears that stick out without surgery. You can try using an adhesive such as super glue or clear nail polish to attach the ear back to the head. This will need to be done by a professional and it’s a more permanent solution. You could also try using a headband or wearing your hair down to cover up the ears. In some cases, surgery might be the only option, but it’s best to explore all of your options before making a decision.


No matter what method you choose, remember that it takes time and patience to see results. Be patient and dedicated to the process, and you’ll be able to fix ears that stick out without surgery.