Being noticed for your looks can be a good thing, but when prominent or unevenly placed ears draw too much attention, they can become a source of self-consciousness that can damage your positive feelings about yourself and affect your interactions with others. Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can quickly refine the position of the ears, restoring a more natural appealing look and enhancing self-confidence. Ear reshaping (otoplasty) also improves the shape of the ear to correct the appearance of protruding ears and specialized techniques may also improve deformities of the ear.
As a plastic surgeon committed to staying at the forefront of the latest plastic surgery developments, Dr. Hovsepian has advanced surgical skill in delicate procedures such as otoplasty. Providing his patients with the best possible care while utilizing innovative advancements in plastic surgery, Dr. Hovsepian uses his aesthetic talent and surgical skills to restore a more natural and appealing appearance. He recognizes the importance of minimizing incisions and utilizes the "short scar" and other minimally-invasive techniques. Learn more about your ear reshaping (otoplasty) options and how Dr. Hovsepian can support you in meeting your aesthetic goals when you request your consultation online or by telephone.
Ear reshaping (otoplasty) is a relatively simple procedure, but it still requires a keen aesthetic eye and advanced level of surgical precision to create optimal results that balance well and create symmetry with your features. An experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Hovsepian is passionate not only about offering precise, up-to-date ear reshaping (otoplasty) techniques, but also about creating harmony and balance that looks natural for the patient.
Ear reshaping (otoplasty) typically requires one small incision behind the ear, through which Dr. Hovsepian will gently reposition the cartilage of the ear. After healing, the ear will appear at a more natural, less noticeable angle. Many individuals live most of their lives feeling self-conscious about their ears before they turn to ear surgery (otoplasty) to correct this problem and create a more balanced, natural appearance. Dr. Hovsepian is sensitive to the unique needs and expectations of patients; he will outline your procedure options carefully before recommending an approach that offers the best results for your physiology and aesthetic enhancement goals.
Before your procedure, Dr. Hovsepian and his helpful aesthetic team will meet with you to make sure you understand your procedure and recovery thoroughly, and to answer any questions you may have. Education, safety, privacy, respect, comfort, and excellence in treatment with trusting compassionate care are the hallmark of Dr. Hovsepian’s patient experience.
Prior to coming into the Beverly Hills or Newport Beach surgery center, you will need to begin fasting 8 hours prior to your procedure, which means you cannot eat or drink anything at all during this period, including chewing gum or drinking water. If you have been instructed by Dr. Hovsepian to take any medications in the morning, this is permitted with a few sips of water.
Ear surgery is performed under general anesthesia which means you will be completely asleep and feel nothing during surgery. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but some patients prefer an overnight stay. Out-of-town patients may stay in a near-by aftercare facility or hotel, where a "private duty" nurse is available. The surgery itself generally takes several hours, although you should expect to spend extra time in the operating room if your procedure will focus on multiple areas. Afterward, you will return to your home, aftercare facility or hotel conveniently located a short distance from the surgical center.
Dr. Hovsepian’s goal is to provide you with the best possible care while utilizing the most innovative advancements in plastic surgery to help you reach your aesthetic goals. If you would like to meet with Dr. Hovsepian in his Beverly Hills or Newport Beach office to discuss how he can support you in achieving your aesthetic goals, request your consultation online or by telephone.