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What is an Otoplasty?

An otoplasty is a facial procedure to correct a prominent ear deformity. Prominent ear is a condition in which the cartilage of the ear does not develop the typical folds. This causes the ear to protrude away from the scalp. This condition leads to social embarrassment. In this procedure the natural folds are recreated to allow the ears to be situated closer to the scalp.

What to Expect

The procedure is performed in the operating room under general anesthesia. Incisions are well concealed behind the ear. Sutures are placed to restructure the cartilage and improve the prominence. The duration of the procedure is 3 hours.


A wrap is placed around the head to gently compress the ears. This wrap is removed on day 3 and a lighter head wrap is worn at decreasing intervals for 3 weeks. Minimal swelling is expected. Head elevation is recommended to decrease the amount of swelling. Pressure to the ears will need to be avoided for several weeks.

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For answers to all your questions about otoplasty in Beverly Hills, contact Gabrielle B. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery at (310) 614-5898 or reach out to us online today! Dr. Davis is located in Beverly Hills, CA and serves the greater Los Angeles area.

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