Otoplasty, otherwise known as ear surgery, helps people correct the appearance of protruding or large ears. For children and adults with large or protruding ears, otoplasty provides a way of living a normal life without having to deal with unwanted attention, embarrassment, or ridicule. Skin Works Medical, located in Torrance, California, can perform otoplasty procedures for both children and adults.
Contact us today to book a free consultation and take the first step towards correcting your ears.
Otoplasty is a cosmetic ear procedure that can adjust the size, positioning, or shape of the ears. Plastic surgeons do otoplasty to treat a physical or structural abnormality or simply help pin protruding ears back. At Skin Works, our surgeons perform on the auricle, which is the visible portion of your outer ear, to create natural-looking results.
The auricle is made up of different folds of cartilage that are covered in skin. Naturally, auricle development starts in the womb and continues in the first few years of life. However, some individuals do not enjoy the current shape of their ears, and that’s when Otoplasty comes into the picture. Otoplasty is a common method of addressing developmental issues with your auricle. It’s safe, effective, and quite affordable.
Did you know that the ears are one of the first parts of the body to reach their full mature size? That is why some children have drastically larger ears compared to other parts of their face at such a young age. Many people’s ears reach their full size by the age of 5 or 6. If you have slightly larger or protruding ears by this point, it is no wonder they would look disproportionate or misshapen.
This can lead to a negative self-image and bleed into your adulthood if not treated. Otoplasty provides a way for you to correct this issue and have normal, proportionate ears to the rest of your face. Contact our offices to set up a consultation and learn more about this procedure!
In some cases, you may have ears that are too small and haven’t completely developed. You can use otoplasty to increase the size of the outer ear in order to make them more proportionate to the rest of your head.
Ear pinning is the most common type of otoplasty procedure. It involves drawing protruding ears close to your head. It is normally performed on people whose ears stick out from their heads in a prominent fashion.
You can also use otoplasty to reduce the size of abnormally large ears, otherwise known as macrotia.
Otoplasty is mainly used by those with ears that are too small, too large, protrude from the head, or have an abnormal structural issue from injury, trauma, or birth. People can also have multiple otoplasty procedures if they are not happy with the first one. At Skin Works, our expert medical staff gets the job done right the first time. We can correct any faulty work done in a previous otoplasty procedure and get you the results you want.
As far as ideal patients, otoplasty is best performed in people at least ages 5 or older. As previously mentioned, this is when the auricle has reached at least 90% of its adult size. It is also recommended that you be in overall good health, as underlying medical conditions can put you at risk of complications or affect the healing process. While this procedure can be performed on smokers, know that smoking can decrease blood flow to your ears. This will slow down the healing process.
There are multiple benefits to an otoplasty procedure. These include correction of overly large or small ears, correction of over-protruding ears, correction of previous otoplasty work that didn’t produce the desired results, correction of physical or structural abnormalities in the ear from injury or trauma (i.e. cauliflower ears), and ear lobe repair from piercings and gauges.
Most importantly, otoplasty gives patients confidence and a more positive self-image in knowing their ear issues have been corrected. For many, this procedure can be life-changing and lead to an array of benefits in life from having more confidence in their appearance.
The most common side effects during the recovery period include tenderness, itchiness, redness, swelling, bruising, numbness, or tingling. The post-operation dressing should remain in place for about a week. From there, you will need to wear a special elastic headband for 4-6 weeks. Our staff will let you know when it is safe to stop wearing the headband and resume normal day-to-day activities.
At Skin Works, we never have hidden costs or unfair charges. We have special pricing options throughout the year for otoplasty and other cosmetic procedures. If you want to be in the know for any potential otoplasty specials, send ‘INSIDER’ to (844) 759-6757. We’ll take care of the rest.
The first step is to contact our office to book a consultation. You can select a day and time on our online calendar. When you visit us, one of our specialists will conduct an analysis of your ear and provide available options. They can also answer any questions you may have regarding cost, recovery time, and financing.
Otoplasty is typically an outpatient procedure and takes anywhere between 1-and 3 hours. You will be given local anesthesia for the procedure unless your surgeon decided otherwise. The length and complexity of the procedure depend on the type of correction your surgeon aims for. Your surgeon will go over this information with you during your consultation, so you know what to expect on the day of surgery.
You will have a dressing placed over your ears. Our staff will go over the proper post-treatment plan with you so you know how to take care of your ear once you return home. As a general caution, it is recommended to avoid touching or scratching your ears, avoid sleeping in a position that can lead to irritation, and avoid irritating your dressing when removing clothing. The recovery can take between 3 to 6 weeks.
Want to get it done without breaking the bank? Send us a text message at (844) 759 6757 and see what we can do to help with our 12-48 months payment plans.
If you find yourself constantly searching for “otoplasty near me”, stop overthinking and start contacting us! Our expert team is ready to answer all your questions and help you get the results you desire. If you are interested in other surgical procedures, check out our pages for Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Eyelid Surgery, BBL Surgery, Mommy Makeover, Facelift Surgery, Nose Surgery, Labiaplasty, and Breast Augmentation.
Booking a consultation is easy! Simply send a text message to (844) 759-6757 and let us know you’re interested. We will take it from there! Alternatively, you can a make an online request using the link below:
We are waving the $100 surgery consultation fee so you can start your NEW body journey with zero risk. You can book a complimentary consultation and find out what options you have for a perfect otoplasty. The consultation comes with zero obligation and is complimentary. No risk for you.
Surgeon adjusts the size, positioning, or shape of the ears. Takes 2-3 hours on average. For a more detailed quotation, please book a consultation first. We may be able to offer alternative options to get you the best possible results. The $1800 anesthesia cost is not included in this price. However, not all procedures need general anesthesia. Financing is available through Carecredit.