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Stop Feeling Embarrassed About Your Ears

Otoplasty in Beverly Hills, CA

Many people feel self-conscious about their ears; some even stick to a specific type of hair cut just to hide them. AAFPRS fellowship trained, double board-certified, facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon William Harris, MD, performs an accurate and ideal Otoplasty (ear surgery) for his Beverly Hills patients. He strives to deliver the best Otoplasty Beverly Hills has to offer. Book an appointment with Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics for more information about your Otoplasty operation.

Ear Pinning, Augmentation & Reduction for Men & Women with Dr. William Harris

What is Otoplasty?

A Safe and Effective Surgery at Any Age

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Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery performed on the ear's outer and most visible component, often known as the auricle. The auricle is composed of cartilage folds covered by skin. It begins to develop prior to birth and continues to do so in the years following delivery. Otoplasty lets you manage your appearance by providing solutions for correcting the appearance and shape of your ears.

Types of Otoplasty Methods:

Know Your Options

There are many options for Otoplasty, depending on your anatomy and particular case. During your consultation, Dr. Harris will evaluate your concerns to determine the best approach to meet your aesthetic objectives.

Ear Pinning

If your ears stick out prominently from the sides of your head, this type of otoplasty is the one. It involves drawing your ears closer to your head.

Ear Lobe Correction

If you have damaged ear lobes from previous piercings or trauma, the ear lobe can be carefully reconstructed with a small in-office procedure to give a more natural appearance and in most cases allow you to comfortably wear earrings again.

Ear Reduction

Macrotia is when your ears are larger than normal. If you have Macrotia, you can reduce your ear size through this operation.

What are the benefits of otoplasty?

Boost Your Confidence

Disproportionate projection of facial features such as the ears can cause your face to appear unbalanced. Otoplasty can improve your facial harmony, giving you a natural and more balanced appearance.

Am I a good candidate for Otoplasty?

Upgrade at Any Age

Generally, after the age of five, the auricle gets to a point where it reaches 90% of its adult size. Therefore, Otoplasty can be performed at almost any age with excellent and often life-changing results. If you're a smoker, you will need to stop smoking temporarily. Smoking can decrease blood flow to the area, slowing and even inhibiting your healing process after Otoplasty. Of course, you should also review your medical history with Dr. Harris, who will help you decide what’s best for you.

Your Otoplasty Procedure

Normally, Otoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia with a sedative. In some cases, general anesthesia may be used. It takes about one to three hours, depending on the specifics and complexity of the procedure. Generally, a small cut is made behind the ear or in the folds of the cartilage. Then according to the case, the doctor may remove cartilage or skin, fold or reshape the cartilage with permanent stitches or reposition the ear closer to the head.

Otoplasty Recovery and Results

After the procedure, you’ll have a dressing placed over your ears, which you will need to keep clean and dry for the first 24 hours. After this point, you can gently wash your hair, and you will likely continue to wear a soft headband at night to protect your ears while you sleep. The results are almost immediate and permanent for our Beverly Hills Otoplasty patients.


Schedule your Beverly Hills Otoplasty consultation at Harris Facial Plastic Surgery today.

One Call Can Change Your Look

With his experience and professionalism, Dr. Harris strives to educate and make every patient's consult experience as comfortable and informative as possible. He believes in an open and honest discussion during your consultation with all options provided to you. Should you then decide to pursue surgery, his goal is always to provide the most flawless and natural result possible to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics and schedule an appointment.

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Otoplasty Frequently Asked Questions

Otoplasty is typically well-tolerated with the use of just over-the-counter medication, however, every patient is different and Dr. Harris can prescribe additional medication as needed. Following all of the post-operative instructions from Dr. Harris is the best way to achieve optimal results.

It is a safe and simple procedure with minimal risks. You might experience a change in skin sensation, bruising, and swelling, but these are all expected after otoplasty. Like any surgery, side effects may include bleeding, infection, scarring, and adverse anesthesia reactions.

There are many factors to consider, like operation type and the complexity of the case. Call Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics so that you can discuss your options.

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