Prominent ears can often be a source for self-consciousness and there are many surgical ways to resolve this issue, of which the most popular method is Otoplasty. This specific technique utilized depends upon the specific problems pertaining to the ears. Often, some cartilage is removed from an incision created on the back side of the ear. Removal of this cartilage that pushes the ear out from the head doesn’t result in any change to the intrinsic shape of the ear but rather just the position of it. When the shape of the cartilage requires alteration then various techniques can be employed to achieve a specific goal.
The most common shape-changing maneuver utilizes sutures to bend the cartilage and create a more developed anti-helical fold. Sometimes the lobule (lobe) must also be brought in or reduced in size and this can be achieved with the help of Otoplasty performed by me in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.
About Otoplasty surgery
Surgery to change the shape of the ears (Otoplasty) is commonly performed on young children prior to their beginning school in order to prevent ridicule from other youngsters. Otoplasty is also done in my practice simultaneously with facelifts as I will already be there’ and people notice their ears becoming more notable with advancing age. The incision is extremely innocuous and the results are generally quite gratifying for the patient. The usual course of Otoplasty involves some pain for 1-2 days and associated swelling of the skin around the ear with some red or bluish discoloration that subsides within a week. The patient is advised to wear a headband at night for the first three weeks but can usually return to their social life within days of the surgery.