What Is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to reshape, reposition, or “pin back” large or protruding ears that may draw too much unwanted attention due their size and prominence. For many men and women, the appearance of their ears can be a source of embarrassment that can cause them to feel uncomfortable with their appearance. Otoplasty offers a way to help them feel more comfortable with their appearance by bringing balance to the features of the face.
Protruding ears can be the result of a large, round, bulging ear cartilage bowl, or they can be the result of floppy, weak ears with poorly defined contours.
Most times, protruding ears are a combination of these two problems.
Special techniques allow Dr. Balikian not only to pin back the ears, but also to reshape the ear cartilage into a natural discreet shape, giving it the strength to maintain its position over time. He uses techniques that are tried and true developed by Drs. Furnas and Mustarde to give natural looking ears.
Patients often are thankful that they never have to worry about someone staring at their ears again.
How Otoplasty is Performed
Otoplasty is an outpatient procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia. The procedure can involve removing excess cartilage from the ears and repositioning and reshaping the remaining ear tissue to improve their shape, size, and overall appearance. Extreme care and skill are used to ensure the ears have symmetrical and natural appearance.
Once the procedure is completed, the ears will be carefully dressed. There may be some swelling, and discomfort for the first few days of your recovery. Medication can be provided to help manage any pain. On average, patients need about a week off from work or school to properly recover. More strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks.
The Cost of Otoplasty
The Cost of your otoplasty in Murrieta can vary based on a variety of factors. During your consultation, Dr. Balikian can go over the expected cost of your otoplasty procedure, answer any question you may have and let you know about the payment options available to you. We do offer financing options through CareCredit.
Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACSDouble Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.Read More
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Contact Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your otoplasty in Murrieta. Dr. Richard Balikian is a double-board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and one of the top facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the Murrieta area. He can use his expert surgical skill and in-depth knowledge of facial aesthetics to provide you with natural-looking results from your otoplasty in Murrieta.
doing what is best for the patient
Dr. Balikian was very attentive during my consultation and made me feel as though I was not on a time limit. He was very patient and explained every procedure in detail. In addition, he told me what procedures he would recommend and told me that some of the procedures I was interested in would not be necessary. It made me feel as though that his business is not about pushing out as many procedures as possible to make money but rather doing what is best for the patient.