The decision to have an otoplasty procedure (also referred to as an ear reshaping surgery or ear pinning) is a cosmetic procedure that is offered to children.
The decision to have an otoplasty procedure (also referred to as an ear reshaping surgery or ear pinning) is a cosmetic procedure that is offered to children, who could have large or unproportioned ears, as well as adults who have gone through his or her life feeling embarrassed or self-conscious, and spending the majority of their lives attempting to hide their outward poking ears behind hats or locks of hair. Correcting the appearance of protruding ears can absolutely be life changing. Dr. Lee and her team consider it a great pleasure to be able to help their patients feel more confident with their appearance with some of the best ear pinning Los Angeles has to offer.
The purpose of an ear reshaping surgery is to position the ears so that they are closer to the sides of the head. In doing so, the ears become far less noticeable. Ear reshaping surgery can be performed on patients as young as 5 or 6 years old. A successful ear reshaping is achieved when the ears are in proportion to each other, and balanced out to the size and shape of the patient’s face and head. Dr. Lee delivers some of the top ear pinning Beverly Hills can provide.
About the procedure
Otoplasty, or ear reshaping, is a procedure developed to help diminish the appearance of one’s awkward looking ears. Depending on what is needed or desired by the patient, Dr. Lee is able to expertly pin back the ears, as well as reduce the actual size of the ears, or reshape them to be more symmetrical with each other and the rest of one’s facial structure.
As an expert trained in head and neck anatomy and facial plastic surgery, Dr. Lee typically selects to go about an ear reshaping surgery by way of administering a small incision directly behind the external ear area, near the crease where the head and ear meet.
After carefully making this incision behind the ear, Dr. Lee shall then clear away any excess skin or cartilage to help create a well-formed, equal, yet still natural look to the ears. Not every ear reshaping surgery calls for cartilage removal to reach the desired outcome. In some cases, Dr. Lee may only apply stitches to pin the ears and cartilage back into a permanent position. These stitches will heal without leaving any noticeable marks, and usually do not require incisions on the front area of the ear.
Dr. Lee strives to give each patient the best ear pinning Beverly Hills has to offer. With Dr. Lee’s extensive training, you can be sure that she can help you achieve a natural look that will no longer cause you to feel insecure about your ears.
Recovery from ear reshaping
The healing process is relatively swift after an ear reshaping procedure. It is common to experience swelling in the surrounding treated areas after surgery. That being said, the majority of swelling will decrease within the first week or so.
If you’re interested in finding out more about ear pinning in Los Angeles, you can contact us online. Or if you prefer, you are more than welcome to call our office directly, and one of our staff members will be able to set up an appointment for you.