Enhance Your Facial Proportions With Ear Surgery in Thousand Oaks

Many adults and children are unsatisfied with the way their ears look. If your ears are deformed, protruding, or disproportionate, it can have a major impact on your self-confidence and the overall harmony of your facial appearance. Fortunately, it may be easier to resolve these issues than you realize. At Elevate Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rahgozar offers ear surgery to help patients correct imperfections and enhance the overall aesthetics of their ears.

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What Is Ear Surgery?

Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to improve the shape, position, and/or proportions of the ears. This procedure can be performed on both children and adults and is commonly used to correct birth defects, injuries, or deformities.

There are different types of ear surgery, including ear pinning and ear reshaping, as well as earlobe reconstruction or reduction. Ear pinning is a procedure that is used to set prominent ears back closer to the head. Ear reshaping, on the other hand, is performed to improve the shape of the ear. Earlobe reconstruction can correct deformities from piercings, while earlobe reduction can help rejuvenate the appearance of a sagging earlobe that can develop from aging. At Elevate Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rahgozar will customize your ear surgery based on your specific needs and aesthetic goals.

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Benefits of Ear Surgery

Ear surgery is a potentially life-changing procedure that offers all of the following benefits:

  • Elimination of ear deformities
  • Reduced prominence of protruding ears
  • Improved ear shape, size, and symmetry
  • Enhanced facial harmony
  • Customizable, natural-looking results
  • Improved self-confidence

What to Expect During Your Ear Surgery in Thousand Oaks

Before your ear surgery, you will sit down with Dr. Rahgozar for a private consultation to discuss the procedure and go over your specific goals. The doctor will examine your ears and ask you about your current health and medical history.

With this information, he’ll be able to confirm that you’re a good candidate for the surgery and create a treatment plan that’s custom-tailored to your situation. Ear surgery is typically an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. To begin, Dr. Rahgozar will make incisions in or around your ear to access the underlying structures.

Depending on the specifics of your treatment plan, he may repair damaged tissue, remove tumors or growths, or reconstruct the ear. Once the necessary adjustments are finished, Dr. Rahgozar will close the incisions with sutures and apply bandages as necessary. After your procedure is complete, we’ll need to keep you around for a couple of hours to monitor you in the recovery room. You can then get a ride home from a friend or family member.

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What Is the Recovery Like After Ear Surgery?

After ear surgery, you may experience mild discomfort in the ear area. Your surgeon can prescribe pain medication to help make your recovery more comfortable. You may also experience minor swelling or bruising around the ear(s), which should subside within a few days. It is important to keep the ear area clean and dry during the recovery period.

You should avoid getting water in your ear until your surgeon gives you the go-ahead. Most patients need to rest for around one to two weeks after ear surgery before returning to work and resuming their normal routines. However, strenuous physical activity should be avoided for at least a month.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Ear Surgery?

During your consultation, Dr. Rahgozar will determine whether or not ear surgery is a safe and effective option for you or your child.

Both children and adults who would like to improve the appearance of their ears could be good candidates for ear surgery. Children who undergo the procedure should be at least five years old and have fully developed ears. Our otoplasty in Thousand Oaks can be a great option for individuals who are unsatisfied with the size, shape, or proportions of their ears. 

Candidates for ear surgery should meet the following criteria:

  • Be in generally good physical health
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Not be currently pregnant or nursing
  • Be non-smokers or willing to temporarily quit
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Why Choose Elevate Plastic Surgery for Ear Surgery in Thousand Oaks?

At Elevate Plastic Surgery, we take pride in providing all of our patients with personalized care, exceptional results, and a comfortable treatment experience. At our clinic, you’ll be under the care of triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paymon Rahgozar, who specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Rahgozar is a highly respected, award-winning surgeon who believes in treating every patient with compassion, respect, and unwavering dedication. Simply contact our office today if you’re ready to schedule a consultation and take the next step in your aesthetic journey.

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Ear Surgery FAQ

What is earlobe repair?

How long does ear surgery take?

What is earlobe repair?

Earlobe repair is an ear surgery technique that involves repairing or reshaping the earlobes. This procedure can be done to fix earlobes that have been stretched or torn due to trauma or heavy earrings.

How long does ear surgery take?

The length of ear surgery varies depending on the specific procedure being performed. Earlobe repair can typically be completed in less than an hour, while more complex procedures such as otoplasty may take several hours.

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