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Otoplasty and Adults: What You Need to Know

Do you hate your ears? Did you endure teasing as a child and young adult? For many adults with oversized or misshapen ears, looking in the mirror can be painful. Your ears may distract and draw attention away from your face and can be a lasting reminder of a painful childhood. If you hate your ears, see Dr. Sajjadian. Otoplasty can finally give you the ears you’ve always wanted. You are more than your ears.

What Is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is a type of surgery that can reshape and reform the ear. During surgery, an incision is made at the back of the ear and one of two techniques are used: removing and reforming cartilage or repositioning the skin at the back of the ear. This allows for a new ear shape, ears that are closer to the skull, and often, an enlivened sense of self-confidence. If you hate your ears, change them.

Dr. Sajjadian typically performs otoplasty as an outpatient procedure at his state-of-the-art surgical suite. Incisions are made at the back of the ear and dissolving stitches are often used to hold the cartilage in place during healing. After surgery, the ear is heavily bandaged and you can go home to heal. Most patients take at least a few days off from work, some wait up to a week before returning to regular activities.

Otoplasty as an Adult

Otoplasty is most commonly performed on children, but that doesn’t mean you can have the surgery as an adult. Children’s cartilage is typically more pliable, which gives the surgeon a bit more flexibility in reshaping the ear. As an adult, you can still achieve great results, but it is important that you choose a highly-skilled surgeon. Look for a surgeon experienced in adult otoplasty so they are familiar with the best techniques for reshaping an adult ear.

Dr. Sajjadian is a triple-board certified surgeon. His unique combination of credentials in plastic and reconstructive surgeries gives him a skill set that is unmatched by many surgeons. He is highly experienced in performing otoplasty on both child and adult patients.

Take the Next Step

Break free from the ears you’ve always hated. If you didn’t have the opportunity for otoplasty in your childhood, it is not too late. Otoplasty can be performed on young children, teens, young adults, and adult patients. Contact our offices today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Sajjadian. The ears you’ve always wanted await!