Otoplasty Specialist

Farzin Kerendian, D.O, FACOS, FAACS -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Desired Beauty

Farzin Kerendian, D.O, FACOS, FAACS

Cosmetic Surgeon & Medical Spa located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA & Bakersfield, CA

Protruding ears or misshapen ears can impact your whole appearance, and it isn’t always possible or convenient to hide them under headwear. At Desired Beauty, with offices in the Beverly Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles and Bakersfield, California, skilled cosmetic surgeon Farzin Kerendian, DO, FACOS, FAACS, can improve the way your ears look with individualized otoplasty surgery. To find out more about the procedure and its results, call Desired Beauty for an appointment or book online today.

Otoplasty

What is otoplasty?

Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery dedicated to improving the appearance of your ears. With otoplasty, you can correct issues with their shape, size, or position. 

Otoplasty is typically performed on children between ages 4 and 14, but you can benefit from the surgery as an adult, too. Each individual’s needs and preferences are unique, so Dr. Kerendian sits down with you for a one-on-one consultation beforehand to define your goals and plan your surgery.

During your surgery, you’re under local or general anesthesia. The surgery typically takes 2-3 hours. At the end, Dr. Kerendian places protective bandages over your ears and wraps your head in another thick bandage. 

What can otoplasty correct?

Otoplasty can correct many common issues that people have with the way their ears look. If you have an injury or a congenital disability that makes your ears look abnormal, Dr. Kerendian can perform the surgery skillfully to correct it. Otoplasty surgery can:

  • Pin back protruding ears
  • Reduce the size of your earlobes
  • Make your ears look smaller
  • Correct abnormalities from a previous ear surgery
  • Make your ears more symmetrical 

Otoplasty can’t move your ears higher or lower on your head, and it won’t affect your ability to hear. After your otoplasty surgery, you might find that your whole face appears more balanced and proportionate.  

How long does it take to recover after otoplasty?

Complete recovery after ear surgery takes several weeks. However, you’ll remove the bandages several days after your surgery. Then, Dr. Kerendian gives you a loose headband to wear at night for 2-6 weeks. It keeps them stable while you sleep and prevents them from folding or bending when you roll over or change position. 

To make your recovery as fast and uncomplicated as possible, Dr. Kerendian recommends that you:

  • Avoid sleeping on your side
  • Take prescribed medications to relieve pain, itching, and discomfort
  • Take prescribed medications to avoid an infection
  • Wear button-down shirts or shirts with wide collars
  • Avoid sunlight and tanning beds
  • Keep your scars clean
  • Avoid rubbing or scratching your ears for any reason

If you find that you’re not happy with the way your ears look once they heal, Dr. Kerendian can discuss the possibility of revision surgery with you. 

For more information about otoplasty and what it can correct, call Desired Beauty for a consultation or book your appointment online today.

Before and After Gallery