Large protruding ears can cause a person to feel insecure and embarrassed at times. Dr. Kotler knows and understands the suffering that some patients go through because of this. Otoplasty is a procedure that brings the ears closer to the head making the ears appear smaller and unobtrusive. This procedure can be corrected in adults and children five years or older to regain the confidence they were lacking. This is done by sculpting and reshaping the cartilage through incisions hidden on the back surface of the ear. The objective of ear surgery is to permanently re-contour the pliable ear cartilage for life long results.
Dr. Kotler has decades of experience performing nasal and facial surgery. See real patient results performed by a superspecialist in Beverly Hills, CA.
General anesthesia is administered by a physician anesthesiologist specializing in facial procedures. Under anesthesia, there is no pain and no awareness. An intravenous is started and you drift off to sleep.
Approximately 2 hours (both ears) in the operating room.
Professional care is optional. If you choose to recover at home, someone must be with you the first night. As with all of our procedures, precise instructions, direction sheets and a “care package” of supplies and medications are provided.
Incisions are generally entirely “behind the ear” and are closed with dissolving stitches. These stitches may take up to 6 weeks to dissolve but can be removed sooner at the patient’s request.