Otoplasty (2)Children with malformed ears are often the subject of ridicule at school that can affect their self esteem and confidence for the rest of their lives. In addition, many adults who struggle with prominent ears that “stick out” and detract from their face often wish to alter their ears to achieve a more harmonious appearance.

Dr. Sajjadian is a highly skilled, triple board-certified plastic surgeon with special expertise and skill in performing otoplasty, also known as ear reshaping. Otoplasty is an advanced cosmetic surgery procedure that alters prominent or asymmetric ears to give patients the looks they desire.

About the Ear Reshaping Procedure

Dr. Sajjadian meets with patients on a one-on-one basis prior to the procedure to evaluate their initial condition and understand their concerns and desires. During the consultation, he creates an individualized treatment plan to address all of their needs and yield outstanding results. Dr. Sajjadian performs two types of techniques, depending on the patient’s unique needs. The first technique involves creating a small incision in the back of the ear and carefully extracting and reshaping cartilage to reposition ears closer to the head. The other technique does not require cartilage extraction, and instead removes skin from the back of the ear to achieve the desired look. Dr. Sajjadian may use dissolving stitches when repositioning the ears to help the cartilage heal and maintain its proper position.

In some instances, Dr. Sajjadian may need to perform reconstructive cosmetic surgery to treat ears that have been damaged and malformed due to trauma. Dr. Sajjadian performs cosmetic ear reshaping on both ears even if only one ear is malformed to ensure symmetry.

Ear reshaping is performed on an outpatient basis, allowing most otoplasty patients to return home following the procedure. Patients can undergo otoplasty as young as four or five years old, when the ears have become fully developed. In fact, Dr. Sajjadian recommends patients undergo ear reshaping while young because the cartilage is more pliable, allowing greater flexibility in ear reshaping.

Otoplasty Procedure

Ear reshaping is a highly effective procedure with relatively few complications. Dr. Sajjadian holds expertise and extensive experience in otoplasty that few can surpass. His outstanding surgical record makes his Orange County / Newport Beach otoplasty patients confident and comfortable in his hands.

Dr. Sajjadian performs all procedures at a state-of-the-art surgical suite, which is fully equipped with some of the most sophisticated technologies on the market. Following the procedure, patients typically require a few days to a week of rest before being able to return to their daily activities. Dr. Sajjadian will dress the ears in a relatively thick bandage in order to maintain the new position of the ears, as well as promote a quicker recovery time.

Dr. Sajjadian is one of the few plastic surgeons in California to be board certified in three disciplines of plastic surgery, as well as reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. This extensive education and experience gives him a thorough understanding of facial plastic surgery that few cosmetic surgeons possess.

Your Ear Reshaping with Dr. Sajjadian

Dr. Sajjadian and his surgical staff offer attentive, compassionate care within a nurturing environment that produces beautiful results. Dr. Sajjadian works meticulously to conceal visible scarring and promote a healthy recovery. Several types of financing options are provided to allow patients from all financial backgrounds afford the procedure. To learn more about ear reshaping with Dr. Sajjadian, and to schedule a consultation, contact his office today.

Dr. Sajjadian recognizes that each patient has unique aesthetic desires and expectations. To meet the needs of all of his patients, he offers a range of advanced facial enhancement procedures, including rhinoplasty, brow lift and eyelid surgery. For individuals who require a more comprehensive surgical approach, he also offers facelift, facial implants and neck lift.