With ear surgery, protruding ears can be pinned back, and overly prominent ears can be modified, giving your face a more harmonious and balanced appearance. This simple surgery can be life-changing!

Are You Ready for More Attractive Ears?

If you are unhappy with the size, shape, projection or position of your ears, ear surgery may be a suitable procedure for you. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sofonio will help you determine if ear surgery is the best way to achieve your aesthetic goals. Earlobe repair in Palm Desert can be used to address the following:

  • Protruding ears or ears that “stick out too far”
  • Misshapen ears (due to injury or birth defect)
  • Disproportionately large ears
  • Ears that are oddly placed or asymmetrical
  • Overly large earlobes
  • Shell-shaped ears
  • Asymmetrical ears
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Ear Surgery in the Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Areas

An ear surgery can restore your overly prominent or misshapen ears to a more normal appearance. It can also restore the aesthetic proportions of the ears to the face. Even young children, starting from the age of five, can benefit from an ear surgery procedure. Dr. Sofonio performs ear surgery in his State-of-the-Art Surgery Center.

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Ear Surgery Procedure

During your initial consultation for ear surgery in Palm Springs, Dr. Sofonio will ask you questions related to your expectations. You will also need to tell him about your past medical conditions to allow him to make a proper evaluation. Based on the outcome of your consultation, Dr. Sofonio will recommend the best surgical technique to create the proportionate, normal ears you envision.

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Your Ear Surgery

Your ear surgery may be performed with IV sedation. You and Dr. Sofonio will discuss specific details before your surgery, so you know what to expect during the surgery.  During surgery, Dr. Sofonio will generally make an incision within the posterior or back portion of the ear to allow him to reshape it. The duration of your ear surgery will depend upon the nature of the problem and the surgical technique utilized. Once your surgery is completed, you will be taken to a recovery area and then you will be able to go home the same day to rest and recover.

Post-Treatment Care

Following your ear surgery, you will need to elevate your head to keep swelling to a minimum. You may also need to wear dressings or bandages around your ears to encourage the ears to heal in their new position.

Dr. Sofonio will give you further post-operative treatment instructions tailored to your needs. You should be able to go back to your daily activities after a few days, though this can vary from patient to patient.

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Why Choose Dr. Sofonio?

Ear surgery is a highly specialized procedure which requires a skillful surgeon who can customize the surgery to your unique circumstances. All ears are different, and the technique required to achieve the best results will vary from patient to patient. Dr. Sofonio is an experienced board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose passion is to help you live a happier, more confident life. With his high level of expertise and care, he will work closely with you to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Ear Surgery Results

The results of ear surgery are often immediate and can be generally appreciated once the dressings are removed. Your results will be long-lasting, and no further surgery is necessary. You will have follow-up appointments with Dr. Sofonio to ensure that your incisions heal properly and that you are fully satisfied with your results.

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