Orange County Ear Surgery
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that allows a doctor to adjust the shape and prominence of a patent’s ears relative to their face. The procedure can help to correct for misshapen ears as well as ears that may protrude unnaturally from a person’s head. Many of these conditions can be performed in a single office visit and will last a lifetime. The difference a small change like this can make for a child or an adult with misshapen ears can be amazing and can help boost their self-confidence and their appearance.
Because the ear is composed of mostly cartilage, the patient must be at least five years old to have the procedure. By this age, the cartilage that supports the structure of the ear has matured to the size it will maintain throughout adulthood and allows for changes to the shape and angle of the ear to be made. These adjustments usually involve contouring this cartilage to provide a more natural shape to the ear. Another technique can adjust how far a patient’s ear protrudes from their head by adding a slight bump to the curve of the inner surface of the ear. These procedures can almost always be performed under local anesthetic for adults and general anesthetic for younger children.
When considering ear surgery for yourself or your children, it is important to find a skilled cosmetic surgeon to ensure the proper results. Dr. Sadati has been performing this type of procedure for years in Orange County and has the experience needed to correct any ear problem. During that time he has developed extensive techniques to minimize the amount of surgery needed to accomplish most ear adjustments and will provide a very natural look after the procedure is completed.
Any surgery that Dr. Sadati performs is typically done at the rear of the ear itself, which eliminates any visible clue that a patient’s ear has been contoured. The entire procedure normally takes about an hour and the patient leaves the office with a small dressing applied that can be removed in a few days. Once the ear surgery is completed the patient can enjoy the results for the rest of their lives.