OTOPLASTY – COSMETIC EAR SURGERY
Ear Reshaping - Los Angeles | Orange County | Inland Empire
Ear plastic surgery, technically known as otoplasty, is performed on patients of all ages to correct the projection and shape of the ears. Otoplasty can reduce the size of large ears, reshape the ears or reduce the angle between the head and the outer portion of the ear.
Dr. Smaili sits down with patients on-on-one during a complimentary consultation to discuss concerns and possible solutions. The technique of cosmetic ear surgery varies greatly due to the natural shape and projection of the ears. Your exact procedure will be described to you by Dr. Smaili after a comprehensive consultation and examination.
Ear Pinning Surgery
Cosmetic ear surgery to address concerns with ears that stick out from the head to an unfavorable degree, can be corrected with ear pinning otoplasty. A small incision is made on the back of the ear and the angle of the antihelical fold is reduced. Results are immediate and can be seen as soon as dressings are removed after about approximately one week. It is recommended that this procedure be performed when a child is young before he/she enters school to avoid common ridicule associated with large ears, however, men and women of all ages can undergo otoplasty. In some cases this procedure can be covered by insurance. You can check to see if your insurance covers ear pinning surgery click to fill out our complimentary insurance verification form.
Ear Reshaping Surgery
Cosmetic ear surgery can also augment the size and shape of the ear. Depending on your concerns, incisions can be made either on the back of the ear or discretely hidden in the natural folds of the front of the ear. Concerns addressed by otoplasty include reducing the size of large ears, rounding the edges of the ears and correcting the shape of the ear due to a birth defect or trauma. Like ear pinning, this procedure may also be covered by insurance.