Dr. Kim is an OC Plastic Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery in a number of different areas, including facial surgery, body surgery and reconstructive techniques. Dr. Kim is Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and is widely considered to be among the best-in-class for facial surgery procedures. As an Orange County plastic surgeon, Dr. K. Charles Kim has performed otoplasty surgeries, otherwise known as ear reshaping surgery, hundreds of times. Dr. Kim has performed ear reshaping surgeries on patients of all types of ethnicity. The procedures that he performs include prominent ear repair surgery, ear deformity repairs and ear setback surgery.
Otoplasty Surgery Procedures are used to reshape the ears in order to improve their aesthetic appearance. A patient’s ears may be misshapen due to a trauma suffered, or may simply have been abnormal since their birth. The most common concern when addressing these types of problems is the “torn” earlobe (either complete or incomplete) due to the wearing of earrings. Fortunately, the correction of this is an extremely fast and very simple procedure. When performed by Dr. Kim, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, torn earlobe correction involves the use of sutures, also known as stitches, with the sutures being removed after approximately one week. The ears are then re-pierced about six weeks after the initial procedure, with the wearing of earrings allowed to commence once again about four weeks later.
Children must, in most cases, be at least five years old to undergo an Otoplasty Surgery Procedure. This is due to the ear being about 80% of the predicted adult size, around this age. Additionally, most five year old children are mature enough to understand and follow the post-operative instructions given to them. The procedure can be a tremendous benefit to children before they start school, with otoplasty helping them to adjust socially, more quickly.
Reconstructive Otoplasty Procedures are a cosmetic surgery that is used most commonly to correct disfigurement resulting from an injury or a congenital defect. These defects can include small, disproportionate or very prominent ears. The Otoplasty procedure is then performed to reshape and re-position the cartilage. Coupled with the removal of excess skin, this procedure can have tremendous aesthetic effects, when performed by Dr. Kim and his skilled team at his Orange County Surgical Offices.
There are many techniques that can be utilized in ear reshaping. Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Dr. K. Charles Kim will discuss all the plastic surgery options with you during your complimentary office consultation. Whether it is suture otoplasty or excisional otoplasty or any other procedure, each patient has different ears and Dr. Kim can help you see which reshaping procedures would be right for you.