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Ear Surgery Reduce projection and bring focus to what matters

What is otoplasty?

Prominent, oversized ears that stick out can attract unwanted attention and ridicule, especially in school-aged children. The ears may suffer from other irregularities, such as folds, asymmetry, or awkward, enlarged lobes. Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is a safe, effective surgical procedure that can correct these ear imperfections, improving the overall facial appearance while boosting self-confidence and social comfort. During otoplasty, the ears are pinned closer to the head, while excess cartilage, bone and skin is refined and reshaped to create a more pleasing ear aesthetic.

Benefits of ear surgery:

  • Can be performed on children as young as 5 years old, as well as adults of all ages
  • May reduce risks of teasing and bullying at school for young children
  • Resculpts the ears to be more proportionate in relation to the face and head
  • Can correct ear injuries as well as birth defects
  • Ideal for reversing 'lop ear', a cupped ear, or a 'shell ear'
  • Permanent results

What can I expect from the otoplasty procedure?

Children undergoing otoplasty typically receive general anesthesia so that they sleep through the procedure, while adults may be given local anesthesia with sedation. Surgery usually lasts no more than 2 hours.

During treatment, incisions are made inconspicuously behind the ears, ensuring scars are well-hidden. The doctor can then reshape, remove or adjust the ear cartilage using sutures to align the ears closer to the head. If the earlobes require resculpting, or the ears are asymmetrical, these imperfections will also be addressed.

Before & After
Ear Surgery


Although the ears may ache a bit for several days, otoplasty clients usually feel better within hours of surgery. Pain medications prescribed by the doctor can help minimize any discomfort. Surgical dressing covering the treatment sites is removed after approximately one week, along with stitches.

Clients are encouraged to sleep on their backs with the head resting on raised pillows so as not to place any undue pressure on the ears. Children and adults alike can return to their normal routines within 7-10 days. Parents are encouraged to schedule their child's operation during summer or winter breaks so that the majority of healing can be completed before returning to school.

Why choose Dr. Lahijani for ear surgery in Los Angeles?

At the office of Dr. Saul Lahijani, every member of our team, from our doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists to our friendly reception staff are eager to make your stay as productive and rewarding as possible. In Dr. Lahijani you will find a perfect amalgamation of training, skill and human warmth. He is especially good with kids, and many younger clients undergoing otoplasty remember their time at our office as positive and even fun!

Where is ear contouring performed?

Dr. Lahijani performs all procedures at our private, AAAASF-accredited surgical facility where you will receive access to cutting edge equipment and technology along with boutique style personalized attention from start to finish. Our pleasant, contemporary waiting rooms, recovery suites and concierge services such as valet parking further enhance client satisfaction and comfort.

Getting started with otoplasty

In order to determine if you are a good candidate for ear surgery, Dr. Lahijani offers a private, complimentary consultation at his offices in Beverly Hills, Palmdale or Valencia. After examining your ears, reviewing your prior surgeries and medical history, performing any necessary x-rays or tests, and listening carefully to your goals for improvement, he will create a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs. We also have an expansive library of before and after photos along with advanced 3D imaging software, both of which can help you to more accurately visualize your results.

Schedule a Consultation

With four convenient office suites to choose from in Beverly Hills, Palmdale, Upland and Valencia, clients seeking rejuvenation can find the perfect location to suit their busy lifestyle. During your consultation, Dr. Lahijani will examine you, take down your medical history, review before and after photos, and create a personalized treatment plan customized to your body. If you are looking for a full body contouring makeover, the doctor can also give you information about additional procedures at this time, as one major benefit of combining treatments is less overall downtime for the patient.

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