Hey man I had the same thing growing up. Your story might as well be mine. I never did get the surgery. I grew up in Indiana and people just didn't get plastic surgery in the area I grew up, back then at least anyways. The big thing that made my ears stick out too much was yeah I had my hair short too, like a buzz cut most of the time because it was curly and I hated it. Anyway after high school I started wearing my hair in a longer styles where they cover the ear and it actually looked better. I'm not saying this works for everyone but just trowing it out there. Let's assume the worst and your parents won't let you get surgery is there any hair style that' longer, say 2 to 4 inches of hair, that might look good on you? you know the sucky part is when you're growing out youre hair from a buzz cut you will have an awkward stage where the length looks and feels like sh*t. but after it grows a bit more it look normal. i would say to talk to your parents in the most honest way as possible, just lay it out how it is, the truth of the situation, and see what they say. If not I would try the hair thing, or if they do let you get the surgery but not until summer you should try growing out the hair too until then. it's not so much that you need the hair to cover your ears, but when you have short hair, the only thing that sticks out on your head is the ears. when you have medium length hair that's shaggy, the hair sticks out too so it takes the attention away from your ears.