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Say Goodbye to Protruding Ears With Ear Pinning Surgery

If you’re considering otoplasty, you’ve come to the right place. Our team of experts, Drs. Solieman and Litner, are double board-certified facial plastic surgeons with extensive knowledge in otoplasty. Not only do they each have 20 years of experience, they actually wrote the textbook on the subject (called “Aesthetic Otoplasty”) to teach other surgeons about various otoplasty techniques. Together, they do more otoplasty surgery than most anyone on the West Coast.

Our philosophy is that ears should not be noticed. When your ears are balanced in shape, size, and position, they become a background feature. When ears feel out of place, whether they are large or protruding, they can cause patients to be very self–conscious. Otoplasty is designed to correct these ear deformities and create more balanced facial proportions, reducing self-consciousness and boosting your confidence.

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What Is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that can reduce the size of large ears or set prominent ears back closer to the head. The procedure involves reshaping the cartilage of the outer ear to give it a more natural look.

Drs. Litner and Solieman use only the most reliable and state-of-the-art suture techniques to produce a predictably natural result. Many other surgeons still rely on antiquated techniques that cut or shave the cartilage in order to reshape the ears. With these cutting techniques, there is a much higher risk of weakening the cartilage, leading to poor healing and unwanted results, such as unsightly ridging. This should never happen with otoplasty. Instead, we use permanent sutures to draw the cartilage into the desired shape while maintaining the cartilage strength. Our suture techniques ensure a reliable and long lasting correction that will maintain your ears’ new shape for a lifetime.

In the past, otoplasty or ear pinning was often performed on children to spare them the teasing and ridicule associated with large or protruding ears. These days, however, a majority of otoplasty patients in our Los Angeles practice are adults who are interested in cosmetic ear surgery.

In children, the surgery can be performed once the ears have reached their full size, which tends to occur around six years of age. Because of the self-consciousness that can come with even mildly distorted ears, it’s generally believed that the earlier ear surgery is performed on a child, the better.

Adults often decide to undergo otoplasty along with other facial plastic surgery procedures, such as rhinoplasty, facelift or chin implant.

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Are You or Your Child an Otoplasty Candidate?

Drs. Litner and Solieman, both double board-certified facial plastic surgeons, specialize in creating natural-looking ears. During your otoplasty consultation, we can help you decide whether surgery is the best option for you or your child. Our doctors will give you a good sense of what otoplasty surgery will accomplish. If you are considering otoplasty for your child, it is critical that you be attentive to their feelings about their ears and not insist on the surgery until your child is ready for it. Children who dislike their ears and want ear reshaping surgery are typically happier with the results and more cooperative during the process than those who are motivated solely by their parents’ wishes.

There are two main reasons why it is beneficial to perform otoplasty surgery at a young age:

  1. Children and teenagers can benefit psychologically from the cosmetic improvement
  2. The cartilage is very pliable and allows for easier shaping

Child otoplasty is conducted under general anesthetic. dult ear pinning can be performed under local anesthesia and produce remarkable results with very little downtime. However, many of our patients prefer to have their otoplasty performed under some sedation.It is also important to note that otoplasty does not negatively impact hearing at all.

Why Choose Beverly Hills Profiles for Otoplasty?

Drs. Solieman and Litner are passionate about providing the best results for their patients. Not content with a one-size-fits-all approach, each patient receives a personalized treatment plan unique to their goals and needs. At our accredited facilities, you’ll receive the highest standard of care from our friendly team. For those who travel from out of town, we have partnered with a number of top-tier facilities to make your stay with us as comfortable and successful as possible.

Earlobe Repair & Reduction Surgery

Drs. Litner and Solieman are often asked by patients to improve the appearance of their earlobes – either as part of otoplasty or as a separate procedure. Earlobe repair and reduction surgery can improve the appearance of your earlobes. Our doctors assess each patient’s condition and suggest a customized treatment plan to restore the shape of the earlobe, whether you’re looking to reduce the size of your earlobes, repair torn earlobes, or reconstruct disfigured earlobes. The most common types of earlobe surgery they perform include:

Earlobe Reduction Our doctors have consulted with many patients who are self-conscious about the size of their earlobes. Whether you suffer from long earlobes or overly wide, fleshy earlobes, earlobe reduction surgery can be performed to better balance the proportion between your ears and face.

Torn Earlobe Repair In Los Angeles, this is a popular procedure among people who have worn earrings for many years. A long crease can develop and in some cases, the earlobe is completely torn when an earring is inadvertently yanked out. Torn earlobes can be repaired and returned to their normal state through a quick and simple surgical procedure.

Earlobe Reconstruction Earlobes may become disfigured through trauma or wearing large piercings for many years. Our doctors assess each patient’s earlobe condition and suggest a customized treatment plan to restore the shape of the earlobe.

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Your otoplasty surgery will be performed in our state-of-the-art, fully accredited, Profiles Beverly Hills surgical facility – the Profiles Surgery Center – convenient to Beverly Hills and Los Angeles residents. Many people travel from far away for Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman’s expertise.

Profiles Beverly Hills uses only board-certified anesthesiologists for all our surgeries. Drs. Solieman and Litner usually recommend that young patients receive general anesthesia, while older children and adults may receive a combination of local anesthesia and mild sedation. The anesthesiologist will meet with you prior to the procedure, to address any questions or concerns you or your child may have.

Ear surgery typically takes 30 to 45 minutes per ear. The particular ear problem will determine the exact technique used. One of the more common techniques involves a small incision which is made in the back of the ear. Once the ear cartilage is exposed, it is then sculpted and bent back toward the head.

The new ear shape may be maintained with the help of non-removable stitches – it is rarely necessary to remove a piece of cartilage to allow the ear to sit closer to the head. A technique commonly performed by Drs. Litner and Solieman at Profiles Beverly Hills requires that a small incision be made behind the ear, after which skin is removed and the cartilage is folded back on itself with stitches, thus reshaping the ear without removing cartilage. Surgery is often performed on both ears, even when only one ear protrudes so that the best balance can be achieved.

Within just a few hours of otoplasty surgery, most patients are up and about. To promote the best molding and healing, a bandage is wrapped around the head immediately after surgery. This is replaced by a lighter, headband-like dressing the day after surgery. You may experience some throbbing or aching of the ears during the first few days, and medication is prescribed to relieve this. Bruising and swelling are typically minimal. Absorbable sutures are utilized on skin incisions to minimize any postoperative discomfort. Adult patients can usually return to work within two to three days after surgery or sooner, while children can usually return to school in about five days. Care will need to be taken on the playground, and it can be a good idea to ask your child’s teacher to keep an eye on him/her for the first few weeks after surgery.

Each patient’s needs are different. Thus, ear surgery costs may differ based on how involved the surgery is, and whether other procedures are being undertaken at the same time. Full pricing will be discussed during your consultation, along with our financing options.

If you are in the Los Angeles area and are considering otoplasty for yourself or your child, we invite you to email or call us at (310) 276-6800 for an appointment to see if this rewarding procedure is right for you.

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