Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty or ear pinning, can reposition, resize, or reshape ears. Ear surgery is designed for patients who suffer from protruding ears, large or deformed earlobes, or ears that tip down or are cupped. Bringing a better balance and proportion to the ears or earlobes can transform the face and make a person more attractive and increase self-confidence.
Candidates for Ear Surgery
If the size, shape, or position of your ears bother you, ear surgery may improve your self-confidence and the balance of your face. Children are generally candidates for ear surgery if they are healthy (without chronic ear infections), have enough ear cartilage for correction (usually after the age of 5), and can understand and articulate their feelings about surgery without the coaxing of adults. Adults should be healthy, non-smokers, and have realistic goals for surgery.
Incisions, whenever possible, are made on the back of the ear. If an incision on the front of the ear is necessary, Dr. Nima will place it in the natural fold of the ear so it is hidden. During otoplasty, the rim of the ear and the cartilage is adjusted to reduce the size of the ear and/or reposition the ear.
Patients will experience discomfort and some itching. The ears will be bandaged and bandages should not be removed until your doctor allows. Most patients require a week of downtime before most daily activities can be resumed. Swimming is off limits for at least six weeks to allow the ears to fully heal.
- Consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh
- Create a customized surgical plan
- Take pre-op photos
- Meet with our Practice Manager
- Schedule surgery with our Surgical Coordinator
- Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
- Return to the office for a pre-op before Surgery
- Have surgery
- Return to the office within one week of surgery for your post-op visit
To learn more about what you can expect from your Ear Surgery process, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh, please fill out the form on this page or call (310) 860-8915. We’re located in Beverly Hills and Pasadena, serving Santa Monica, Hollywood, Brentwood, Westwood, Burbank, Glendale, and Arcadia.