Beverly Hills Otoplasty
Dr. Ben Talei, leading dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon at the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery, offers the most cutting-edge procedures in otoplasty and other ear surgery procedures. Otoplasty, also referred to as ear reduction surgery, is a surgical procedure that works to correct ear deformities and protruding or oversized ears.
Protruding and deformed ears can create a feeling of self-consciousness and embarrassment in patients of any age. Ears typically reach their full growth size between the ages of five or six, making anyone a candidate beyond these early years. It’s widely believed that otoplasty should be performed sooner rather than later in life to reduce the amount of teasing a child might receive.
What Is Otoplasty Surgery?
Dr. Talei can dramatically improve the shape, size and positioning of the ears during an otoplasty procedure. While otoplasty surgery can produce dramatic cosmetic results, it will not alter the hearing of a patient in any way. The surgery typically involves making incisions behind the ear to access the cartilage, allowing Dr. Talei to reshape or reposition it according to the patient’s desired outcome. In some cases, excess cartilage may be removed, and sutures are used to secure the ear in its new position. Otoplasty is commonly sought to address concerns such as protruding ears or asymmetry. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis in our Beverly Hills office, and patients can expect a relatively short recovery period before enjoying the aesthetically enhanced appearance of their ears.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Otoplasty Surgery?
Good candidates for otoplasty surgery are individuals who are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or position of their ears and seek cosmetic improvement. Typically, these candidates include:
- Protruding Ears: Individuals with ears that stick out prominently, creating a sense of self-consciousness.
- Asymmetry: Those with noticeable differences in the size or shape of their ears.
- Ear Deformities: Individuals born with congenital deformities or anomalies affecting the ear structure.
- Adults and Children: Both adults and children may be suitable candidates, but in the case of children, it’s essential to ensure their ears have reached sufficient maturity before considering surgery.
- Good General Health: Candidates should be in overall good health to undergo the surgical procedure and the associated recovery.
- Realistic Expectations: It’s crucial for candidates to have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery and to understand the potential risks and benefits.
Candidates for otoplasty surgery include those with macrotia, a rare condition causing excessively large ears, prominent ear deformity, lop ear deformity and those with protruding or misshapen ears.
FAQs – Your Otoplasty Queries Answered
Does otoplasty impact hearing?
No, otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure and does not alter a patient’s hearing.
What is the recovery time for otoplasty?
Otoplasty typically involves a relatively short recovery period, allowing patients to enjoy the aesthetically enhanced appearance of their ears promptly.
How long does the otoplasty procedure take?
The duration of otoplasty varies but is generally completed within a few hours, ensuring minimal disruption to your schedule.
Are results permanent?
Yes, the results of otoplasty are long-lasting, providing a natural and enduring improvement in the appearance of the ears.
Schedule an Otoplasty Consultation Today
If you are considering otoplasty surgery in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles, schedule a consultation so Dr. Talei can assess your specific concerns, discuss expectations, and determine if you are a suitable candidate. Dr. Talei uses physical examination as well as digital photography to find the cause of the protrusion. There is no cookie-cutter approach when it comes to otoplasty surgery. That’s why the consultation is vitally important. From there, Dr. Talei will take the time to tailor your procedure to suit your needs, giving you the most natural, longest-lasting results.
Dr. Talei is an industry-leading physician with dual fellowship training in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and vascular birthmarks and congenital anomalies with laser surgery. His experience, coupled with his artistic eye and delicate hand in surgery, make him one of the finest surgeons in otoplasty surgery.
If you are interested in finding out more about the otoplasty procedures that Dr. Talei offers, contact our otoplasty surgeons at the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery today to set up your consultation. During that time, you can explain your goals and desires for your surgery. We look forward to hearing from you.