Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

About Ear Reshaping Surgery

Deformity of the ears is among the most common of visible birth defects in children. This problem varies in complexity and often remains unrepaired into adulthood, especially with the current reluctance of "managed-care" plans to underwrite the cost of appropriate surgery.

Often typified by failure of the outer rim of the ear to fold back toward the scalp during fetal development, this defect results in outward protrusion of the ears, and thus undue prominence. This ear deformity often results in taunts by other children, and is thus thought to best be repaired before a child enters school.

The surgical procedure to repair protruding ears is best done under general anesthesia in young children, but can be easily be carried out under local anesthesia, with or without sedation, in teen and adult patients.

Surgical repair involves exposing and reshaping the deformed ear cartilages, creating the missing ear folds, and positioning the ears in proper location adjacent to the mastoid bones of the skull. A special contour-conforming ear-dressing is used for about 5-7 days post-op to prevent disruption of the repair, and a protective head-band is recommended for six weeks to protect the repair and allow it to stabilize.

Ear Reshaping/ Ear Pinning Before & After Pictures

The plastic surgeons at California Surgical Institute's Beverly Hills, Upland, Brea and Riverside Clinics (respectively our Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside County locations) offer Complimentary Consultations to answer any questions you may have. To schedule your appointment, please call 866-372-3288 or submit the form at the top of the page.

California Surgical Institute

9025 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 411, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Brea: 910 E. Birch St, Suite 350, Brea, CA 92821

Upland: 930 W. Foothill Blvd. Upland, CA 91786

Riverside: 7120 Indiana Ave. Riverside, CA, 92506

By Phone: 866-372-3288

By Email: info@californiasurgicalinstitute.com

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