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Otoplasty in San Diego

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Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, provides a way to correct ears that are oversized or protrude too far from the head. For many women, men, and children, large or oversized ears can lead to self-image issues and can be a source of embarrassment that prevents them from feeling comfortable in public. Dr. Mark Mofid is a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has provided numerous patients with excellent results from their otoplasty in San Diego.

Otoplasty Candidates

Men, women, and even children need not suffer from the teasing and self-consciousness associated with prominent ears. A procedure known as otoplasty can correct ears that stick out and, if necessary, can reduce the size of large ears. During your consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Mofid can perform an examination of the ears and let you know if you or your child are a good candidate for otoplasty. Children will need to wait until around 5 years old to allow the ears fully developed before undergoing otoplasty.

What to Expect During Your Recovery

Dr. Mark Mofid makes a small incision behind the ear through which he shapes and bends the cartilage so that the ears sit more closely to the head. Ears that stick out, large ears, lopped or cupped ears, and shell ears may all be corrected with plastic surgery. Incisions can usually be placed behind the ears or in other places where any scars will be inconspicuous once you have fully healed.

Otoplasty Recovery

The ears will be bandaged and wrapped following the completion of your otoplasty in San Diego. There may be some discomfort during the recovery, but most patients experience little to no pain. Any discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter medication. Patients should avoid sleeping or resting directly on their ears during their recovery. Our team will provide you with a thorough list of post-operative instructions to help make the recovery period as comfortable as possible. Follow-up visits will also be scheduled.

The Cost of Otoplasty

Dr. Mark Mofid formulates a personalized surgical plan for each individual patient based on their specific needs. The cost of your otoplasty in San Diego will be based on several factors that Dr. Mofid can go over during your consultation at our plastic and reconstructive surgery practice. Patients interested in cosmetic face, body, or breast surgery may also visit his La Jolla office for more information on financing or to learn more about the cost of his procedures. Please apply for CareCredit® online to receive instant approval.

Schedule a Consultation

Please visit our plastic and reconstructive surgery practice in San Diego if you would like to meet with Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Mofid to discuss how Otoplasty in San Diego can benefit you and have a digital imaging session with his cosmetic coordinator. Dr. Mofid can take the time to listen to the specific issues and concerns you have, understand what your ideal goals are, and formulate a personalized surgical plan for your otoplasty in San Diego.