Cosmetic ear surgery , also known as Otoplasty , is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reduce the size of large ears or pin back ears that protrude too far from the head. Commonly referred to as “ear pinning,” this plastic surgery procedure can greatly enhance a person’s appearance and self-esteem.
For many ear operations, one or more incisions give access to the structures to be sculpted. The main, and often only incision, is behind the ear. Other possible incisions depend on what needs to be done. Through the incision behind the ear, the concha bowl can be moved closer to the head, a small tunnel created along the front of a poorly folded antihelix to weaken this cartilage, sutures placed to reshape the anti-helix fold, and to balance the ear lobe with the rest of the ear.
Ear reduction otoplasty may involve reducing one or more components of the ear. Incisions are typically hidden near folds in the front when a part of this surgery.
The only way to know if Otoplasty, cosmetic ear surgery, can achieve the outcome you want is to consult with our board certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Ellenbogen. We can review your goals and present your ear surgery options.