Otoplasty Beverly Hills & Los Angeles
Ear Plastic Surgery: Ear Pin Back for Big Ears
Protruding ears (big ears) can be psychologically damaging for a child, or a problem for an adult. At about seven years of age children start to look closely at themselves and others. They begin to notice differences and can be particularly unkind to those with protruding ears, referring to them with names such as "dumbo
ears, or bat ears." Otoplasty or ear pinning for big ears offers children relief from taunts by their peers, and feeling self-conscious about the size of their ears. Similarly, it frees adults from the daily rituals they are forced to undergo in an effort to camouflage their problem.
The goal of most ear plastic surgery procedures is to place the ears closer to the side of the head so that they do not appear to stick out. Otoplasty or big ear surgery can be performed at any age, although for reasons of safety and involving the child in the decision process, five years of age or older is preferred to undergo prominent ear correction.
About Otoplasty Los Angeles
Los angeles otoplasty begins with an incision behind the ear. Through this incision
Dr Simoni sculpts the ear cartilage to achieve the desired result. Dr Simoni relaxes and repositions the cartilage so that it lies closer to the side of the head and secures this new position with permanent sutures.
Otoplasty or ear reduction surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia.
Ear Pinning back Recovery & Healing
Soft dressings applied to the ears will remain in place for a few days. If you are accustomed to sleeping on your side, your sleep pattern may be temporarily disrupted. Headbands are sometimes recommended for two to four weeks after the surgery to hold the ears in the desired position and to keep you from displacing them while sleeping.
Ear Reduction Surgery Risks
Though all plastic surgeries carry with it the risk of bleeding or infection, the greatest risk in otoplasty is that the ear will not be corrected enough or, in some instances, over-corrected. That is why Dr Simoni recommends a facial plastic surgeon (otoplasty specialist) to perform otoplasty.
Average otoplasty fees is about $4000 to 6500. Costs vary based on the extent of the procedure..
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Simoni
Please call our office at (310) 360-1360 to schedule your private consultation for Los Angeles, California ear plastic surgery: ear pin back for big ears.