LOS ANGELES & BEVERLY HILLS
Harmonize your ears with Otoplasty by Dr. Ariel Ourian in Los Angeles. Tailored to your unique needs, this procedure reshapes and balances the ears, aligning them with your natural facial symmetry.
Who is a good candidate for Otoplasty?
Most patients who are in good health overall make good candidates for otoplasty. Unlike most cosmetic procedures, otoplasty is often performed on children. In these cases, it is generally recommended that the child is at least five years old or older before undergoing the surgery to ensure the ear is within 90% of its final, adult size, and the child is able to participate in his/her own care. Otoplasty is also performed for patients who have suffered injury to the ears and are now seeking to correct scarring or other visible signs of damage. Finally, patients who feel their ears are out of proportion with their other features may choose otoplasty. So long as these patients are healthy overall, they likely make suitable candidates. Dr. Ourian, an expert Los Angeles Otoplasty specialist, will determine your candidacy for otoplasty after a consultation.
How is an Otoplasty performed?
An otoplasty may be performed under general anesthesia, and sometimes under local anesthesia, depending on the extent of the correction needed. To correct protruding ears, incisions are made at the back of the ear. Through these incisions, the cartilage can be reshaped as necessary. In some cases, incisions on the front of the ear may be necessary. If so, they can be made within the natural folds of the ear to conceal any resulting scars. When the reshaping is complete, the incisions are closed.
What is Otoplasty Recovery Like?
After your Beverly Hills otoplasty, you will have a surgical dressing over the ears, which must be kept clean and dry throughout the first week after the surgery. It is common to experience swelling, bruising, and some discomfort, which can be alleviated with pain medication. After dressings are removed, it is common to wear an elastic headband for four to six weeks to ensure proper healing. In addition, you should take care to avoid scratching or touching the ears, and sleeping in a position that does not put pressure on the ears. Dr. Ourian will give you specific directions for your recovery period, and monitor your healing through postoperative appointments. Most otoplasty patients return to work or school about a week after surgery.
How Much Does Otoplasty in Beverly Hills Cost?
The cost of your otoplasty in Beverly Hills will vary according to factors including the type of anesthesia used and the extent of the surgery. Thus, the final cost cosmetic ear surgery in Beverly Hills can vary. Dr. Ourian’s team will give you a more specific cost for your procedure after a detailed consultation appointment.