If it's any comfort, most of us do have asymmetrical ears in some way. The reason we don't notice it is because, as mentioned, when viewed from the front it's not as noticeable.
As Robyne said, otoplasty is not the easiest surgery, so be careful in who you go with (if you decide to get surgery). Don't go with a general plastic surgeon for this no matter how much cheaper they are - you need a specialist for something like this.
Do you have a time line in mind to get surgery or are you just exploring it as an option at this point?
p.s. I would hold off on the piercing if you are going to get otoplasty