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All About Otoplasty

Dumbo, Elf, Jumbo, Big Ears… When it comes to misshapen ears, kids can be cruel. These malicious nicknames aren’t just a passing joke, but in many cases, have a lasting impact on the self-esteem of a child, one that often lasts into adulthood. Child or adult, if you have ears that stick out, ears that aren’t symmetrical or misshapen ears, see Dr. Sajjadian. Otoplasty, or cosmetic surgery on the ears, can help you to regain your confidence and finally shed those obnoxious nicknames. You don’t have to live with big ears.

Do you have questions about otoplasty? We’ve got answers. Don’t hesitate to call us if you don’t see your questions answered below.

What Aesthetic Problems Can Otoplasty Correct?

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your ears, otoplasty can likely help. This surgery can correct many aesthetic problems of the ear including oversized ears, prominent ears that stick out from the head, asymmetric ears, ears damaged or malformed due to trauma, etc. Dr. Sajjadian is a triple-board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. His unique expertise allows him to create stunning results through otoplasty, results that cannot be duplicated by many surgeons. His surgical work is well known throughout the Orange County and Newport Beach areas.

Can Children Have Otoplasty Surgery?

Otoplasty can be performed on both children and adults. Often Dr. Sajjadian prefers to perform the surgery on young patients, as the cartilage in more pliable in children, allowing for greater flexibility in ear reshaping. Early surgery can also spare the child from decades of torment and may lead to better self-confidence. You’ll need to wait until the ears are fully developed, usually around 4 to 5 years of age. Dr. Sajjadian often works with young patients and knows how to reassure them and explain the procedure in terminology they will understand.

What Techniques Does Dr. Sajjadian Use in Otoplasty Surgery?

Dr. Sajjadian utilizes a variety of techniques to ensure the best possible results for his patients. In general, he relies upon two primary techniques: removing/reshaping cartilage and removing the skin from the back of the ear to achieve the desired look. Dr. Sajjadian will choose the technique that will best provide your desired results.

Will I Need to Stay At the Hospital?

Otoplasty is typically performed on an outpatient basis. Most patients can return home after surgery but will need to spend a few days recovering before returning to regular activities.

What’s Recovery Like After Otoplasty?

After otoplasty, most patients spend at least a few days recovering before returning to regular activities. You’ll need to take between a few days and a week off from work or school. After surgery, your ears will be heavily bandaged. Keep these bandages in place; they help hold the ears in the proper position as they heal.

I Only Have One Problem Ear; Do I Need Surgery on Both?

Dr. Sajjadian typically performs otoplasty surgery on both ears, even if only one ear has aesthetic problems. This allows him to achieve a symmetrical look between both sides. This is especially common in cases of ear trauma where only one side has been damaged.

Stop the name-calling and achieve the ear size and shape you desire with otoplasty. Call us today and book your consultation.