Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is any type of cosmetic or reconstructive surgery to improve the appearance of one or both ears. It involves various kinds of procedures, including pinning the ears back, reducing or increasing their size, and reconstructing them to modify their shape.
West Hollywood otoplasty
We offer a wide range of otoplasty (ear surgery) procedures at our clinic in the Sunset Towers, bordering West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Cosmetic issues with the ears can disrupt the overall harmony of the face. Otoplasty surgery can help improve such issues, resulting in more symmetrical, natural-looking ears that are proportionate with the rest of the face and head. A wide variety of aesthetic goals can be achieved such as adjusting the size of ears or earlobes, repairing earlobe damage, and resolving the look of over protruding or overly large ears. This makes it the ideal procedure for those who are unhappy about the size, shape, or orientation of their ears.
Why should you choose Dr. Sedgh?
Dr. Jacob Sedgh is known as one of the leading facial cosmetic surgeons in West Hollywood. His deep understanding of facial aesthetics, combined with his mastery of cutting-edge surgical techniques, enables him to tailor treatments to your specific needs. His team is friendly and approachable and ready to accommodate your needs to make your surgery a smooth and positive experience.
Why undergo an ear surgery procedure?
Misshapen or unbalanced ears often cause low self-esteem, especially for a child, which is why ear surgery is a popular procedure for both adults and children. Otoplasty is usually performed to resolve minor to severe ear defects that are either congenital or caused by trauma, such as ear pulling or earring use. Following are some common issues addressed by otoplasty:
- Excessively large or small ears or earlobes
- Large or protruding ears
- Cupped or inward ears
- Disproportionate or misshapen ears
- Hearing problems due to shape
- Congenital ear deformities
What are the benefits of otoplasty surgery?
Surgery on the external ears requires both artistry and expertise, as the ears are obvious, and the procedure usually involves careful reconstruction of ear cartilage. For such procedures, it is best to seek a double board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Jacob Sedgh, who possesses extensive knowledge and almost a decade of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery on the head and neck. You can expect a significant improvement in the appearance and function of the ear, as well as the following benefits:
- Improved ear contour and orientation
- More proportionate ears and earlobes
- Enhanced confidence and self-esteem
- Improved hearing
Before & After
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What to expect before your surgery?
Proper communication is vital in attaining your surgery goals. Before the procedure, Dr. Sedgh will take time to get to know you, your motivations for undergoing surgery, and your desired results. This will help you feel at ease under his care and allows him to ensure the surgery is a success and produces optimum results.
Your first meeting will consist of the following steps:
- Interview about your medical history
- Thorough physical examination
- Explanation of the procedure and relevant surgical techniques
- Discussion of the best surgical treatment for your case
Dr. Sedgh also conducts consultations via video conference for the convenience of those who live outside Los Angeles or the US. Should you decide to undergo the procedure, his friendly team can also assist you in making the necessary travel arrangements, including transportation and lodging, as well as aftercare and other concierge services.
Advanced surgical techniques
There are many different ear pinning techniques which can be used during otoplasty surgery. The surgical technique chosen will depend upon the amount of correction needed.
The various methods of ear pinning and reshaping are classified into two primary groups: cartilage scoring (cutting) and cartilage sparing. Cartilage scoring techniques involve incisions in the ear cartilage to add, remove, or rearrange tissue to fix the shape and position of the ears. Cartilage sparing techniques are more non-invasive and involve placing stitches on the back of the ear, which results in minimal scarring and very natural-looking results.
For reconstructive otoplasty, the procedure may involve the use of cartilage grafts from the ribs and tissue from the upper buttock area to augment the ear and create a natural look.
Will I be in pain?
You can expect minor discomfort (itching, swelling, and throbbing) around the area. To manage these symptoms, it is essential to follow all post-op instructions and take the prescribed medications. Adult patients should be able to return to their day-to-day activities within three days post-surgery, but children must avoid strenuous activities for at least one week. The recovery period is critical to the overall success of ear surgery, which is why Dr. Sedgh makes it a point to personally assess and monitor your postoperative progress. Expect regularly scheduled follow-up appointments starting on the first day post-surgery for up to a year after.
Comfort & Transparency From Start To Finish
When under the care of Dr. Sedgh, you will feel comfortable, cared for, and you will understand every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. His approach to facial enhancement is to achieve a refreshed, natural look – with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.