Cartilage shaping can often be performed pain-free with mild sedation and local anesthetic at an accredited surgery center in Newport Beach, California under the care of a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. More extensive procedures will require general anesthesia (fully asleep), ensuring your absolute comfort. I will thoroughly discuss the risks and benefits of each during your consultation as we develop a comprehensive surgical plan.
Earlobe repair can be performed pain free under local anesthesia, if desired.
The incisions for prominent ear surgery are hidden in the groove behind the ear. Earlobe repair requires incisions on the earlobe. I use a special technique to ensure that there is no notching or peaking at the border of the earlobe, which is a visible clue that surgery has been performed and creates an un-natural result. The scars typically heal well and patients may re-pierce their ears in 6 weeks.