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Ear Surgery

Ear surgery can lead to increased self-esteem and self-confidence, especially in men and young children who may face teasing and bullying at school. A San Diego plastic surgeon can help you minimize the appearance of overly large or protruding ears with ear surgery. Reconstructive ear surgery can also be performed in the event of severe ear deformities as a result of birth defects or accidents. Cosmetic Ear Surgery can correct the following irregularities:

Sometimes referred to as “ear pinning” this procedure can take anywhere from 1-2 hours. The patient will be sedated and then your San Diego plastic surgeon will make an incision behind the ear to expose its cartilage. The surgeon will then cut down and re-shape the cartilage to position the ear closer to the head, creating the appearance of more normal or average sized ears. Pain and discomfort are minimal following this procedure, and your surgeon will proscribe pain medicine for the duration of your recovery. The recovery period is typically 1-2 weeks.

If you would like to consult with a San Diego plastic surgeon to discuss your ear surgery options contact us today.