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Ear Surgery San Francisco

Who can benefit from otoplasty?

Ears that protrude, especially in young children, can cause insecurity, self-consciousness, and sometimes even bullying. This is true not only when the ears are too large, but when they are asymmetrical, folded or have overly prominent lobes.

Thankfully, many of these problems can be addressed and reversed through a safe, popular procedure called otoplasty, or ear surgery. During treatment, the ears’ excess skin, tissue, and cartilage are reduced and refined, while the ears themselves are repositioned closer to the scalp for a more attractive and conventional aesthetic.

Advantages
of ear surgery include...

  • Increased social ease and confidence
  • Safe for children over 5 and adults of all ages
  • New ear position complements the other features
  • Long-lasting results that improve quality of life

Details
of the procedure

For adults undergoing ear surgery, the doctor may choose local anesthesia with twilight sedation, while for young children, general anesthesia may be more ideal so that they sleep through the procedure in complete comfort. Ear surgery typically lasts no more than 2-3 hours, depending on how much work is required.

Treatment consists of forming undetectable incisions behind the ears through which the doctor may adjust the ear’s shape, trimming away excess cartilage, and pinning the ears closer to the head with sutures. Dr. Elyassnia will also carefully adjust the ear symmetry and correct any other imbalances such as heavy, oversized lobes, or overly pointy ear tips.

Best Ear Surgery in San Francisco

Recuperating
from ear surgery

As with any surgery, the treatment area will be sore and swollen for several days. The doctor will ensure your comfort, however, through prescribed painkillers, and will offer an in-depth aftercare plan for you to follow. Any dressing or sutures will be removed within approximately 7 days.

At night you are advised to rest on your back, avoiding putting weight on the ears as they heal. Both kids and adults can expect to resume normal activities including school and work within 2 weeks at the most. If you are a parent scheduling your child’s otoplasty, it’s recommended that you do this over the summer or the winter break, in order to give the child the maximum recovery time necessary.

Choosing the
best otoplasty surgeon in
San Francisco

Dr. Elyassnia is noted by his peers and patients alike for his exceptional attention to detail, a quality most quintessential in a plastic surgeon. Results appear nuanced and natural, and blend seamlessly with the rest of the client’s features. Friends, family members and co-workers may remark that you look more attractive, happier and healthier, but rarely do they guess that it is as a result of expert cosmetic surgery. This outcome of aesthetic improvement without the telltale signs of cosmetic tampering is ideal, and is a trademark of Dr. Elyassnia’s superior skill.

Dr. Elyassnia is also known for his kind, approachable demeanor, which instantly puts patients at ease. This is especially important for his younger clients, who sense in the doctor a kindred spirit they can trust and warm up to.