Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ears. It can also correct a defect that was present at birth or resulted from an injury. Expert ear refinement in Irvine, California is ideal for children or adults who are unhappy with the appearance of their ears.
Ear refinement can help:
Reduce the size of large ears
Correct a defect in the ear structure
Improve the shape, position or proportion of the ears
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The placement of your incisions will be determined by your specific concerns. Protruding ears can often be corrected by creating an incision just inside the rim of the ear to reduce enlarged conchal cartilage (the largest part of the external ear). Most otoplasty procedures involve an incision on the back of the ear. We will personalize your surgery to your needs, taking special care to preserve the natural shape of your ear for the most flattering results possible.
Otoplasty offers immediate improvement, though you will experience swelling and need to wear bandages for at least a week following your procedure.
With any surgery, there is risk of swelling, bleeding and bruising. Your ears will feel sore and may feel itchy while your sutures are healing.
Because ear refinement involves minimal incisions, your recovery will be faster than many other facial surgeries. Still, we recommend a week of resting at home and avoiding strenuous exercise for at least two weeks to help speed healing and ensure a smooth recovery.
To learn more about ear refinement and discover if this surgery is a good fit for your needs, call us to schedule a personal consultation!
Please call (949) 988-0289 or complete our online form to request your consultation today.