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If you are unhappy with the size, shape or position of your ears, otoplasty (ear surgery) may be an option for you.

What is Ear Surgery?

Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a specialized procedure that’s designed to improve the aesthetics of the ear. Procedures of the ear are common in both men and women of all ages, and may be done to correct:

  • Ears that protrude too far from the head
  • Overly large and unbalanced ears
  • Asymmetrical ears

The Benefits of Ear Surgery

  • Safe procedure with very few risks
  • Address a variety of aesthetic ear issues
  • Boost self-esteem
  • Easy recovery period
  • Minimal scarring and natural results

The Procedure

Our Marina del Rey ear surgery is a simple, in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia. To begin, Dr. Macias will create an incision on the back of the ear or hidden within the natural folds of your ear. Through those openings, he can remove excess cartilage, pin protruding ears back toward the head, and sculpt a natural and more balanced appearance.

Once Dr. Macias has achieved your aesthetic goals, he will close the incisions with sutures and wrap your head with cotton bandages. You will be free to return home immediately to begin the recovery process.


Ear surgery is associated with a relatively easy recovery. You will need to wear bandages and limit your activity for about one week. The ears may appear bruised and swollen during this time, though these effects will disappear gradually.

You will need to keep your head elevated and avoid any activities that could impact the area until you have fully healed. This includes washing your hair with shampoo, sleeping on your side, and exposing your ears to extreme heat or cold. You will return to the office in seven to ten days to have your sutures removed. At that time, Dr. Macias will assess your healing progress.

Complementary Procedure: Earlobe Repair

If your earlobes are torn or stretched due to trauma, heavy jewelry or gauge earrings, Dr. Macias may perform earlobe repair in conjunction with otoplasty. He can easily correct the damage with very fine sutures, fixing any tears or stretched areas and restoring a natural appearance.

Ear Surgery Marina Del Rey

FAQ Ear Surgery

Am I a candidate?

You may be considered a candidate for ear surgery in Marina del Rey if you are in good general health and want to improve the overall appearance and prominence of your ears.

How much does ear surgery cost?

The cost of ear surgery can vary. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2017, the national average surgeon’s fee is $2,909 for the procedure. However, that can vary depending on your location and the experience of your surgeon. Facility fees, medical tests, anesthesia costs and more may add to your investment.

What are the risks?

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, ear surgery is extremely safe. Risks are rare and may include infection, poorly corrected ears, and unsatisfactory results. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Macias for arguably the best ear surgery Marina del Rey has to offer.


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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

Here at Aesthetic MdR there is nothing more important to us than your health and safety. Although our office is closed until mandates have lifted, Dr. Luis Macias has expanded availability for virtual consultations.

We are available by phone and email during this time and can answer any questions you may have. Our staff are scheduling Virtual Consultations and future appointments. Please feel free to call our office at (424) 375-6580.


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