Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Treat large ears or prominent creases or wrinkles

Those seeking an improvement to the appearance of their ears have a viable option in ear surgery or otoplasty. It is a cosmetic procedure that does not affect hearing and can provide a number of aesthetic benefits for those wanting to enhance the size or shape of their ears. It is also an option for patients correcting problems caused by ear injury.
Otoplasty in Beverly Hills can set prominent ears closer to the head and reduce the size of large ears.

It also offers other functions, such as:

  • Large ears
  • Lop ear
  • Shell ear
  • Cupped ear
  • Stretched earlobes
  • Earlobes with prominent creases or wrinkles

Candidates for otoplasty include those who feel self-conscious about their ears and want to experience an aesthetic improvement. The procedure can work and be effective for patients of all ages. It is essential to be in good health and have realistic expectations regarding the result of the procedure. You can discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Lesavoy and develop a treatment plan that will help you achieve your desired results.

A consultation with Dr. Lesavoy is the first step to ear surgery for you or your child. It is designed to fully educate you in a non-pressured environment about:

  • A discussion of your goals and an evaluation of your individual case
  • The options available to correct your or your child’s ear condition
  • The prescribed course of treatment your plastic surgeon recommends
  • The likely outcomes of your ear surgery and potential risks associated with any prescribed procedure

Dr. Lesavoy will also answer your questions.

Overall health and personal outlook can greatly impact the the personal satisfaction and clinical outcome of ear surgery. In preparing your child for ear surgery, the safety and success of the surgery will require an honest discussion with the child about what they will experience and what is expected of them. Regardless of age, it is essential that you:

  • Honestly share expectation for your or your child with your plastic surgeon
  • Fully disclose health history, current medications and the use of vitamins
  • Adults disclose the use of herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco or drugs
  • Commit to following all of your plastic surgeon’s instructions precisely

Dr. Lesavoy will carefully explain the ear surgery you or your child will undergo. Prior to your procedure, you will be given specific instructions that may include:

  • Pre-surgical considerations, diagnostic testing and medications
  • Day of surgery instructions and medications
  • Specific information related to the use of anesthesia

In addition, you will be asked to sign consent forms to assure Dr. Lesavoy that you fully understand the procedure you or your child will undergo, and any risks and potential complications. Risks associated with ear surgery include infection, blood clot or a collection of blood at the incision site and risks associated with anesthesia.

It is important that you address all your questions directly with Dr. Lesavoy. It is natural to feel some anxiety, whether excitement for the anticipated outcome or preoperative stress. Discuss these feelings with Dr. Lesavoy.

Ear surgery may be performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility, an ambulatory surgical facility or a hospital. Dr. Lesavoy recommends general anesthesia in cases involving children, so that your child will sleep comfortably through the procedure. The decision for anesthesia will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure and considerations of patient and surgeon preference. In any case, Dr. Lesavoy and the assisting staff will fully attend to your comfort and safety.
Discomfort immediately following ear surgery is normal and can be controlled with pain medications that Dr. Lesavoy will either prescribe or recommend. There may be an itchy feeling under bandages. It is essential that bandages remain intact and are not removed, for any reason. Failure to do so may result in loss of some of the correction and may require a secondary surgery.

Returning to light, normal activity is often possible as soon as the day following surgery, as long as the ears are protected. Children should refrain from rough or aggressive play until healing is complete.

Dr. Lesavoy will remove the dressing 5 to 7 days following ear surgery. The surgical wound will then be cleansed and any external stitches will be removed. Dr. Lesavoy will give you instructions on how to care for incision sites.

Healing will continue for several weeks and the incision lines will slowly refine and begin to fade. Continue to follow Dr. Lesavoy’s instructions and attend follow-up visits as scheduled.

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