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Oversized, protruding, or oddly-shaped ears can be a significant source of discomfort and embarrassment for adults or children. Whether you need ear surgery to correct an inherited trait or resolve damage from trauma, or repair stretched or ripped earlobes, Dr. Shafa's Beverly Hills ear surgery can restore symmetry and an aesthetic look to your ears and face.

What conditions can be repaired with ear surgery?

Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can repair virtually any cosmetic defect with your ear, including:

  • Oversized ears
  • Misshapen ears
  • Protruding ears
  • Asymmetrical ears
  • Ripped earlobes
  • Stretched earlobes
  • Overly-large earlobes

Ear surgery for children

As a child, having oversized or protruding ears can lead to bullying and torment – which no child should have to experience. For this reason, ear surgery has become a popular procedure to perform on children from ages 8 to 10 years old, which can give a child a normal ear shape for a lifetime. It is very safe, and the recovery time is minimal. If your child is the victim of bullying or teasing, we recommend bringing them in for a consultation about a custom ear surgery as soon as possible.

Should I get ear surgery?

If you struggle with oversized, protruding, or damaged ears, the answer is yes. There is no need to go through life with stretch earlobes, earlobes damaged by earrings, oversized ears, or anything else – we can take care of it in a procedure that takes one to two hours. Following your surgery, your ears will frame your face, looking natural, balanced, and attractive.

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What to expect with ear surgery?

Your ear surgery is custom-tailored, and the techniques employed will depend entirely on your unique aesthetic problem. Generally, you can expect the procedure to take very little time to complete. It will be performed in-office, with only local anesthetic, and has a short recovery time. Most patients return to work and social activities within five to seven days and can resume full activities (such as swimming and vigorous exercise) within four to eight weeks.

Am I a candidate for ear surgery in Beverly Hills?

The likely answer is YES – but we require an in-person consultation to determine whether this procedure is right for you. You might not be a candidate if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have any pre-existing medical conditions that make the procedure dangerous

If you smoke or drink, you will need to stop for at least three weeks before and after your procedure. Make sure to discuss your full medical history and any medication you are taking with Dr. Shafa during your consultation.

Why choose Dr. Shafa?

Dr. Brian Shafa is unique in the world of plastic surgery, in that he dedicates total attention and care to each patient. He takes a highly personalized approach to cosmetic surgery and works to become your partner in achieving your cosmetic goals. You can expect to be treated like family and to be given the care, advice, and help you need to look your best – and stay that way.

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