Mokhtar Asaadi MD, FACS
Ear Surgery
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Otoplasty New Jersey

Ear Surgery

Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is the surgical reshaping of ears to improve symmetry. Misshapen or overly-large ears can often be a subject of ridicule or self-consciousness, especially for children. Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi specializes in otoplasty to help reduce the prominence of asymmetrical ears for a natural-looking profile. Both children and adults can undergo ear reshaping to achieve a balanced appearance. Additionally, patients can combine ear surgery with facelift surgery, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, and other facial rejuvenation techniques.

What Is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty incorporates ear pinning to successfully reshape the ears and bring them closer to the head. Ear surgery can be completed in a matter of hours. Your plastic surgeon will make a tiny incision at the back of the ear in order to access your ear cartilage. This cartilage can be carefully sculpted or bended to bring your ears closer to your head. Depending on the specifics of your procedure, excess cartilage can even be removed to reduce the prominence of ears. In some cases, ear surgery can be performed on only one ear. However, both ears are usually reshaped in order to achieve facial balance.

The Benefits Of Otoplasty
Can reshape protruding or outward pointing ears
Excess cartilage can be removed to reduce the size of overly-large ears
Designed to achieve long-lasting, symmetrical results
Can be performed on both children and adults
Incisions are carefully placed to remain virtually unnoticeable
Can target both ears in one procedure to achieve balance

Otoplasty For Children

Otoplasty is a popular procedure that benefits children who may experience protruding ears as a result of genetics or past trauma. Adolescents may become self-conscious of their ears, especially while in a school setting with other classmates. Ear surgery is usually performed on adolescents between the ages of 4 to 14, but teenagers can also opt to undergo otoplasty. Dr. Asaadi will meet with the parents or guardians of each child considering ear reshaping to first discuss if this procedure is right for them.

What Can I Expect Before My Ear Reshaping Surgery?

Your ears will be examined by Dr. Asaadi to ensure that otoplasty is right for you. Moreover, your medical history will be evaluated when planning the ideal treatment plan that best fits your ear surgery goals. Adolescents, teenagers, and adults who would like to reduce the appearance of prominent or asymmetrical ears may be ideal candidates for otoplasty surgery. For children and teenagers especially, Dr. Asaadi will consult with their parents or guardians to determine if ear surgery is ideal.

Otoplasty patients will receive specific pre-surgery instructions before treatment. This may include certain restrictions on medications, supplements, food, or drink. It is recommended to have a relative or friend to escort you to and from your otoplasty surgery. Moreover, we encourage you to plan ahead and allow for a few days of rest after undergoing your ear reshaping procedure.

What Can I Expect After My Ear Reshaping Surgery?

Moderate aching or throbbing of the ears and head are normal side effects and may persist for a few days after your ear surgery. Dr. Asaadi will prescribe pain medication to help alleviate these symptoms and ease any discomfort that might be present. Bandages are used to wrap the ears and promote optimal healing; these dressings will be switched to smaller bandages within a week. Stitches are usually removed after a week, depending on the extent of your healing.

Patients can return to work or school within a week or so. However, you should continue to avoid any heavy or strenuous exercise or activities, as well as sudden head movements, for the coming weeks. Additional post-care directions will be given to you at our office. Please feel free to contact our staff with any post-operative questions you may have.

Otoplasty can improve ear shape and address outward-pointing ears for children and adults. You can expect to see long-lasting improvements to your profile after undergoing ear reshaping. Additionally, post-procedure scarring is virtually invisible, as Dr. Asaadi places all otoplasty incisions behind the ears.

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The Importance Of Choosing A Highly Experienced Otoplasty Surgeon

It is important that you choose a skilled otoplasty surgeon who understands your individual anatomy, as every patient’s facial structure is different. When the right plastic surgeon performs ear surgery, there is usually no need for a revision. Dr. Asaadi stresses the importance of choosing a qualified, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon when considering otoplasty.

How Can I Get Started With Otoplasty?

Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi and our staff will be happy to discuss ear reshaping with you. Please contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000 or our New York office at 212.938.0158 to schedule a private consultation. You may also request an appointment online to meet with our otoplasty surgeon.



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