Ear Surgery in Pasadena, CA

Cosmetic ear surgery, can be a simple in-office procedure designed to change the shape, position or size of the ears or earlobes. Over time, ears become larger, and earlobes can grow long or look thin and aged. Otoplasty can help restore ears to a more youthful appearance, correct size discrepancies, or repair earlobes after large piercings or piercing hole tears.

Ear Surgery FAQs

Should I consider ear surgery?

Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is ideal for correcting mishappen or protruding ears. If the appearance of your ears is beginning to affect your self-image, and if you find yourself trying to conceal your ears behind hair, hats, headbands, and other accessories, it may be time to consider surgery. Your candidacy will be determined by Dr. Nima during a consultation.

What are the different types of ear surgery?

The type of ear surgery you receive is based on your specific cosmetic concerns. There are different approaches to ear surgery, including:

Ear pinning: For ears that protrude outward, ear pinning may be beneficial. This procedure angles the ears closer to the head, minimizing protrusion and resulting in a more harmonious appearance.

Ear reduction: Ears that appear overly large can be corrected with ear reduction surgery. This involves Dr. Nima removing excess tissue and reshaping the ear for a smaller look.

Ear augmentation: If your ears are misshapen or missing cartilage, you may be recommended for ear augmentation, which increases the size of the ears so that they are in better proportion. This technique requires tissue grafting from another area of the body to the ears.

Will my hearing be affected after ear surgery?

Ear surgery only seeks to correct the external structures of the ear, such as the top of the ear, the outer cartilage, and even the lobes in certain cases. Depending on your needs, the surgery will either add, remove, or reshape ear tissues. The inner structure of the ear is not changed. As such, hearing is not affected by this process.

When will I see the results of my ear surgery?

Many patients are able to see a positive change in the appearance of their ears within a couple of weeks. Cosmetic ear surgery produces a permanent result, leaving patients to enjoy their new appearance for years to come.

Is ear surgery recovery painful?

After surgery, it is common to have some discomfort, which can be managed with pain relievers. Ear surgery recovery can last between six and eight weeks. During that time, you will need to closely follow Dr. Nima’s aftercare instructions to have a comfortable recovery. For example, you will need to avoid touching your ears, including while putting on or taking off shirts, to prevent unnecessary pain.

Where will my scars be located?

The goal of cosmetic ear surgery is to provide a natural-looking, proportionate result. Incisions for ear surgery are often placed behind the ears or within the folds so that they are concealed.

Can I combine ear surgery with other cosmetic improvements?

If you are interested in achieving comprehensive results through more than one type of surgery, discuss your goals with Dr. Nima. He will work with you to develop a personalized plan that includes procedures that can help you reach your goals.

Will others be able to tell I have had ear surgery?

When you are accustomed to seeing yourself appear a certain way, such as with protruding or large ears, it is natural to wonder if others will notice changes to this area of your body. Dr. Nima is passionate about delivering believable results that complement your profile and facial proportions. Others may notice you look better but might not be able to pinpoint the cause unless you reveal that you have undergone ear surgery.

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The Process

+ Submit an inquiry

Know exactly what you want? Or not sure? No matter!

Reach out to us by submitting an inquiry HERE.

+ Schedule a consultation

Our dedicated patient liaison will reach out to you and help you arrange a consultation with Dr. Nima.

+ In-person or virtual consultation

At this visit you and Dr. Nima will explore your areas of concern and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Many nonsurgical and in-office procedures can also be done at this visit if it is arranged ahead time with your patient care coordinator.

+ Meet your Patient Care Coordinator

You will be assigned your very own patient care coordinator who will help you navigate through your visits and treatments.

+ Arrange for local accommodations and aftercare

If you are from out of town, we can help you arrange local accommodations near our Beverly Hills or Pasadena locations.

We can also help with post procedure care through partnership with high-end nursing provided at one of several luxury hotels OR provide you personalized nursing care at nearly any location in the LA area.

+ Complete a pre-op visit

If you are having a treatment or procedure with us you may need to have one more visit before your planned procedure.

This pre-op visit gives you and Dr Nima more time to discuss details of your procedure and answer any questions you may have. This also the visit when you will receive your post procedure prescriptions, garments, and care package.

+ Surgery day

The big day is here! So exciting!

You will arrive at the state-of-the-art accredited outpatient surgery center 1hr ahead of your scheduled procedure. You will meet your entire care team in advance (from the anesthesia team to your recovery nurse)!

Rest assured you are cared for by the best in the business.

+ Aftercare/Check-In Call/Follow-up visits

If you have planned to use of the luxury aftercare facilities, transportation will be arranged to take you from the outpatient surgery center to your hotel or facility. If you have arranged for a nurse visit your first visit will typically happen the evening of your procedure or the morning after.

Check-In Call:
Within 24hrs after your procedure you will receive a call from your personal patient care coordinator making sure everything is in order.

Follow up visits:
Your first post-procedure follow-up appointment with Dr Nima will be within 1 week after your surgery. If arranged in advance, Dr Nima may visit you in your care facility.

+ Recovery

Recovery from your procedures can range from 1 day to 6 weeks depending on what you had done.

Dr Nima and his team will see you regularly during this period and make sure your recovery goes as smoothly and comfortably as possible!

If you have traveled from outside of LA, Dr Nima will discuss with you how soon you can travel back.

+ Enjoy the new you

Show off the new you!

It’s OK!

You deserve it!

To learn more about what you can expect from your procedure, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh, please fill out the form on this page or call +1 626 696 8181.

We’re located in Pasadena, serving Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Brentwood, Westwood, Burbank, Glendale, and Arcadia.