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Otoplasty & Ear Surgery

Ear surgery encompasses the following procedures:

  • Otoplasty (prominent ear correction)
  • Earlobe Repair

Ear surgery restores a natural and symmetric appearance to the ears. Abnormally shaped ears can be inherited at birth and cause distress throughout the adolescent years and beyond. There are a number of techniques that can be used to improve the overall shape and involve re-shaping the cartilage framework through incisions carefully disguised behind the ears. Patients young and old can benefit from these procedures. The downtime is minimal and the satisfaction rate is exceptionally high.

A gradual evolution in the contour and appearance of the pierced earlobe is unmistakable. Over time, the constant downward pull of earrings or persistent dilation by gauges stretches the lobe and distorts its shape. The piercing hole gradually elongates, eventually tearing through the bottom of the earlobe. The holes are removed and the skin is reshaped to achieve the ideal aesthetic contour.

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The Otoplasty & Ear Procedure

NATURAL & SYMMETRIC

Protruding ears and elongated earlobes are distracting features that detract from general facial harmony and aesthetic appeal. Understandably, patients are often hyperaware and insecure about the appearance of their ears. Through inconspicuous incisions hidden behind the ear, missing folds are created and protruding ears flattened. Torn earlobes or sagging, stretched earlobe skin can be repaired and/or reduced so that earrings can be worn. The goal of ear surgery is to restore a natural, symmetric and proportionate appearance to the ears.

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What to Expect

All procedures are done in a balanced and natural esthetic.

Consultation

The consultation focuses on creating a personalized treatment plan that addresses your goals and fulfills your expectations. We will thoroughly discuss the attributes that you dislike and the ways in which an aesthetic improvement can be achieved. You will leave with a clear understanding of the result we can achieve. My goal is for you to have full confidence in your decision to make the change you have always imagined.

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Surgery

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.

Recovery

These procedures are well-tolerated and patients experience minimal post-operative discomfort. Unique dressings are used to protect the ears while they heal and patients are often able to return to work when they feel ready. I recommend avoiding sports or activities that place the ears at risk of trauma for a period of at least 6 weeks.

Results

The correction achieved is nearly always visually pleasing and long lasting.

FAQs

I ask that my patients wait until the scar achieves its final strength, which usually takes about 6 weeks, before re-piercing their ears.

Before & After

Stunning, natural results from patients.

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Eyelid Surgery “Blepharoplasty”

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Eyelid Surgery “Blepharoplasty”

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EAR SURGERY

Receive an in-depth consultation where we will thoroughly review your goals to personalize a plan focused on a natural and aesthetic result. Dr. Donald S. Mowlds, MD is located in beautiful Newport Beach, CA but is also available via a virtual consultation for out-of-town patients.

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