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Ear Reshaping or Pinning (otoplasty)

Otoplasty describes external ear surgery for reshaping purposes in Beverly Hills.

Otoplasty is a great procedure to reshape large, protruding, and prominent ears. When we discuss otoplasty, we focus on three regions: Upper, middle, and lower third. In the upper third of the ear, a person may lack folds in the cartilage. This is typically congenital. In the middle third of the ear, the bowl of the ear (known as the concha) may be enlarged. In the lower third of the ear, the cartilage and/or the ear lobe might be excessive. As we age, the ear lobe lengthens. This is quite easy to fix.

For most adults, otoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia in the office. In children, otoplasty typically requires sedation of general anesthesia. In otoplasty, the incisions are made behind the ear, and the cartilage is trimmed or molded. Scars are not generally noticeable. Recovery time is immediate, although bandage may need to be worn for several days.

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To learn more read Dr. Neavin’s Otoplasty / Ear Surgery FAQ