Ear Surgery | Otoplasty Beverly Hills | Los Angeles
Ears come in an infinite variety of shapes and sizes and the human ear has achieved approximately 85% of its projected growth by 3-5 years of age. When the ears become to large or project too far out away from the side of the head, ear surgery known as an otoplasty can be performed in order to improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear.
An otoplasty can be performed in both children and adults and it is most commonly used to set prominent ears back closer to the head and reduce the size of large ears. An otoplasty can also be used to improve the shape, position or proportion of the ears while bringing balance and natural proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound effects on one’s appearance and self-esteem particularly in women who are unwilling to wear their hair up due to the embarrassment and fear of possibly exposing their large “elf-like” ears.
Correction of protruding ears uses surgical techniques to create or improve the fold just inside the rim of the ear and to reduce an enlarged base of the ear. Incisions for an otoplasty are generally made in the crease behind the ear making the surgery undetectable to the casual observer. Internal, non-dissolvable sutures are used to create and secure the newly shaped ears in place after surgery. Techniques are individualized and care is always taken to avoid an unnatural overly “pinned back” appearance.
Understanding the normal anatomic and aesthetic relationships of the external ear is central to planning an Otoplasty procedure. There are many standardized measurements and angles for the “ideal” ear but in reality the true judge of a beautiful ear is in the artistic eye of the beholder since ever ear is different including any two on the same head. One typical common thread of the true prominent ear is the absence of or a poorly defined antihelix (inner fold of the ear). In addition the base of the ear (the conchal bowl) is often too prominent. Lastly, there are a host of secondary anomalies that can cause a prominence of the whole ear or a part of the ear and every pair of ears are typically asymmetric in regards to position, size and degree of protrusion form the side of the head.
During your consultation, Dr Motykie will address your desires from otoplasty surgery and he will give you a clearer understanding of how the surgery may best be able to meet your own needs and expectations. Dr Motykie will also give you an opportunity to ask him any question you may have about otoplasty surgery as well as its possible benefits in your particular case. When going into your consultation, it is wise to come with questions written down and have a general understanding of the overall procedure so you can be prepared to learn as much as possible during your visit with Dr Motykie. Sometime during your consultation Dr Motykie may have you look through a book” that contains numerous photographs of different results from surgery in order to help you determine what type of appearance you personally find attractive as well as which technique may best help you to achieve your desired outcome from surgery. You are also encouraged to bring in photographs you may have obtained on your own from magazines or various internet websites which show the desired “look” you would like to achieve from surgery. Dr Motykie has found that looking through these types of photographs as well as reviewing his personal surgery portfolio.
You should leave your consultation with a preliminary game plan for your surgery. Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery. At the conclusion of your consultation you will have the opportunity to meet with Dr Motykie’s surgical consultant who will be able to explain to you the possible cost and timing of your breast lift procedure. Cost may include surgeon’s fee, surgical facility costs, anesthesia fees, prescription medications, post-surgery garments, and medical screening tests. Dr Motykie’s consultant will also be able to explain to you all of your possible financing options. Remember, a surgeon’s price for surgery will vary based on their experience, the type of procedure being performed as well as the geographic location of their office. Please do not bargain shop for your plastic surgery but also make sure that you are not overpaying for your procedure by doing your homework, online research and obtaining several opinions from different board certified plastic surgeons before making your final decision about having your own otoplasty procedure.
For your own personal and confidential consultation, contact Dr. Motykie’s office today. Dr Motykie will answer all of your questions and together you can determine which procedure best fits your desires and needs. Remember, it is impossible for a surgeon to tell you the best approach for you without first listening to your desires and concerns and then performing a physical examination of your breasts and surrounding tissue. Out of town patients may send photographs in order to have a virtual consultation performed by Dr Motykie.