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The art of rejuvenation

Protruding ears are often the result of improper formation of the fold (located on the inner rim of the ear), in conjunction with a naturally deep concha, both of which serve to push the entire ear away from the side of the head. Ear contouring surgery can be performed on both adults and children, although it is advisable to wait until about age 6 when ears are almost fully grown. At the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute, our goal is to provide each Beverly Hills Otoplasty patient with results that they can be proud of and increase their self-confidence.

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What is Otoplasty?

Ear contouring surgery (otoplasty, ear pinning) is performed to improve facial symmetry and proportional balance through the meticulous surgical enhancement of the ear structures.

Otoplasty procedures require an expert facial plastic surgeon with the requisite experience and strong working knowledge of intricate ear anatomy. At the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute, with office locations in Beverly Hills, Valencia, and Santa Clarita, California, Triple Board-certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. David Saadat’s vast surgical expertise is sought after by patients with diverse ear contouring objectives, including, but not limited to:

  • Correct structural ear malformations resulting from trauma or injury
  • Repair misshapen or malformed ear cartilage for both children and adults (children should be at least 4-6 years of age at the time of surgery to ensure complete ear structure formation)
  • Enhance the overall cosmetic appearance of the ears
  • Resolve genetic earlobe deformities, such as earlobes with clefts, earlobes with skin tags, and duplicate earlobes
  • Treat conditions of (overly large ears) or (complete absence of ears or excessively small ears)
  • Enhance the appearance of overly prominent ears, which are defined as ears that project more than 2 cm from the side of the head. Ear protrusion may present unilaterally (one ear) or bilaterally (both ears)
  • Revise and improve upon the results of previous ear contouring surgery (otoplasty)
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What are the benefits of Otoplasty?

For a patient with larger or protruding back ears, there are so many wonderful benefits from Otoplasty, including:

  • Can be performed at almost any age
  • Correcting prominent ears
  • Increased self-confidence
  • More natural facial appearance
  • Results are permanent
  • Treatment is safe
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Who are the Best Candidates for Otoplasty?

If you were unable to get ear surgery when you were younger, that’s perfectly OK! We just ask that you be a nonsmoker, maintain a positive attitude with realistic expectations, and not have any pre-existing conditions that can cause complications during recovery. The best candidates for Otoplasty in Beverly Hills are those with the following characteristics:

  • Healthy, without a life-threatening illness or untreated chronic ear infections
  • Generally 5 years old, or when a child’s ear cartilage is stable enough for correction
  • Cooperative and follow instructions well
  • Able to communicate their feelings and not voice objections when surgery is discussed

What’s the first step?

The first step in getting an Otoplasty in Beverly Hills is to schedule your consultation at the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute. During your appointment, Dr. Saadat will take the time to design a personalized treatment plan that seamlessly integrates your aesthetic preferences and desired surgical outcomes. Your surgical plan will take into consideration the potential for small ear adjustments to impact the balance and proportions of your entire face, and will always incorporate the least invasive facial surgery techniques available to reduce the risk of complications and minimize your discomfort. Once your plan is created and you agree with our direction, our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your surgical date.

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What to Expect On The Day of Otoplasty?

The otoplasty procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, IV sedation, or a local anesthetic, but this will be discussed before your surgery. Dr. Saadat will work through an incision discreetly placed behind the ears, employing a combination of cartilage scoring and suturing techniques to augment and restructure the fold, before gently excising surplus cartilage and skin. If necessary, additional sutures on the back of the cartilage can be placed to bring the entire ear closer to the side of the head. Dr. Saadat’s ultimate goal with every ear contouring procedure is to produce subtly enhanced results while avoiding an unnatural or “pinned back” appearance.

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Otoplasty Recovery


Although every patient’s recovery experience is unique, most individuals return to work or school after 1-2 weeks, although you will need to refrain from strenuous physical activity for an additional 4-6 weeks. You will be given pain medication to manage any discomfort and antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. Children may need to be monitored during the first 24-36 hours after surgery to ensure the initial surgical dressing remains dry and in place. When you return to the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute for your one-week follow-up appointment, you will notice visible improvements to the shape and position of your ears, and these initial results will continue to improve over the next 4-6 weeks, as any residual swelling subsides.

How Much Does Otoplasty Cost in Beverly Hills?

The price of Otoplasty

The cost of an Otoplasty in Beverly Hills will be determined by a number of factors, including the techniques and method of sedation used, as well as the degree of change you are trying to achieve. When you come in for your consultation and Dr. Saadat creates your surgical plan, our Patient Coordinator will then be able to provide you with a price breakdown.

Why Choose Dr. Saadat?

Top Otoplasty Plastic Surgeon

At the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute, we are on a mission to provide the safest and the most comprehensive medical, surgical, and cosmetic health care in a comfortable and confidential setting. While using a conservative approach, we introduce time-proven, cutting-edge, innovative techniques resulting in an outstanding outcome and the best version of you. Our commitment to patient safety combined with our culture of positivity and warmth creates an environment for success and satisfaction that’s unmatched in the industry. Owned and operated by Dr. David Saadat, he is a triple-board-certified surgeon world-renowned for his unique and warm bedside manner, and passion to his help patients achieve optimal cosmetic and functional results.

Schedule a Consultation

There’s no reason you or your child should have to continue through life with prominent or sagging ears. If you are interested in Otoplasty in Beverly Hills for either you or a loved one, please don’t hesitate and call us at (310) 247-9090. You can also request a consultation through our website and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

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I was referred to Dr. Saadat by a friend having seen the amazing result on my friend’s face. I made an appointment and Dr. Saadat already knew what will make the transformation in my face. I had two plastic surgeries (by a very reputable plastic surgeon in Pasadena) and both were absolute waste of time and money. Dr. Saadat recommended an upper eyelid bleph
— Shari S.
Wouldn’t want anyone else to do my surgery. I felt confident about my surgery with Dr. Saadat and I could tell from the beginning that he was going to do a good job. He has great charisma and makes you feel comfortable going into your procedure. Wouldn’t want anyone else to do my surgery.
— LankyFella
I just love Dr. Saadat and his staff. I just love Dr. Saadat and his staff. They are always friendly and helpful. You will not be disappointed if you go to him. They always take the time to explain things and they never rush you if you have any questions or concern.
— Casey C.
Dr. Saadat is honest and skillful. I had an awesome experience with Dr. Saadat and his staff. He and his staff always take the time to find out what I want, answer all my questions and address any concerns that I may have. Doctor Saadat is honest and skillful.
— Yiayiabee
If I could give TEN STARS, I would! It’s a wonder Dr. Saadat isn’t the most world renowned plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills… his bedside manner and unrivaled eye are rarely found together, and I am so happy for everything that he has done for me. He is an absolute perfectionist, and I trust him and his wonderful staff implicitly. Thank you again for everything! I will be back again and again!
— Bradley R.

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