Just a fairly straightforward question. I know that there is a minor surgical process called osteoplasty that removes a small amount of cartilage to make your ears sit flatter against your head. I have heard apocryphically about a similar result being had by basically "taping" ones ears back when sleeping, so that in time they sit flatter. Is this just nonsense, or is there some truth to it? Right now I just wear my hair long to conceal them. This state of affairs cannot persist forever. I am seriously contemplating taking up a contact sport to batter them into submission.