Otoplasty – Ear Surgery
Beverly Hills & Los Angeles
Ear surgery for children or adults can set prominent ears back closer to the head and reduce the size of large ears. Surgery may also be helpful for “lop ear,” “cupped ear” and “shell ear,” large or stretched earlobes, and lobes with creases and wrinkles. The otoplasty procedure lasts from two to three hours and may be performed in a hospital or an outpatient surgery center under general anesthesia. The results are immediate and are critical to many people’s self-esteem.
Though not as prevalent as other forms of plastic surgery, such as rhinoplasty, otoplasty is still a very common procedure. Otoplasty refers to surgery performed on the ear for a number of reasons. It can be performed to augment an underdeveloped or small ear, to reshape a malformed ear, or more commonly to decrease the protrusion or size of an ear. Cartilage, unlike fat tissue, is not as easily sculpted and thus requires very precise removal and replacement by a plastic surgeon with ample experience.
Those wanting to improve the appearance of their ears can seek otoplasty in Beverly Hills with Dr. Ghavami. Cartilage of the ear can be molded, excised, and sutured in specific ways in order to create a unified ear shape and the outcome of a pleasing ear appearance that is in balance with the rest of the face. Beverly Hills otoplasty surgeon Dr. Ghavami has years of experience working with the sensitive cartilage of the ear and performing otoplasty. His renowned tasteful approach to plastic surgery procedures had made Dr. Ghavami a premier choice for ear pinning surgery. It is particularly important that both adults and children who want to have otoplasty are educated on their options. Adults, for example have a higher recurrence rate where the ear can return to its original malformed shape. Dr. Ghavami uses a combination of techniques to severely limit the chance of this problem.