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Protruding ears are the result of underdevelopment of part of the ear cartilage. This cosmetic flaw can lead to social angst for children and adults and detract from the harmony of the facial features. Otoplasty (ear surgery) is performed to correct protrusion and create properly positioned, symmetrical, natural-looking ears.

Am I a candidate for ear surgery?

Ear surgery can be performed on teenagers and adults, and on children at around five years of age when ear cartilage is stable enough for correction. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you are in good general health, have no medical conditions that could impair healing, do not smoke, and have:

  • Protruding ears on one or both sides;
  • Overly large ears; or
  • Dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery

Why choose Dr. Ardesh?

  • Dr. Ardesh is a dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Los Angeles who is well respected in his field.
  • He was educated at several highly acclaimed institutions (the University of North Carolina, University of Minnesota, and University of Washington) and brings a fresh aesthetic vision to LA.
  • Dr. Ardesh has served as a college professor in the departments of head and neck surgery, ophthalmology, and dermatology at Loma Linda University.
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What should I expect with ear surgery in Los Angeles?

Otoplasty typically takes one to two hours to perform. It can be done under local anesthesia, with or without sedation, or under general anesthesia.

  • In most cases, incisions are made, and skin is removed on the back surface of the ear.
  • The underlying cartilage is altered through hidden incisions.
  • Internal absorbable sutures are used to create and secure the newly shaped cartilage.
  • Incisions are carefully closed with external, absorbable sutures to create symmetry of the ears and to avoid an unnatural, pinned back appearance.

Ear Surgery FAQ


What should I avoid while I am healing?

Be careful to protect your incisions from trauma and excessive force. Avoid sunlight, tanning beds, motion, and abrasion during the healing period.


Will I need to have the stitches removed?

Dr. Ardesh uses absorbable sutures to close incisions in ear surgery. They will dissolve on their own and do not require removal.


When will I see results after ear surgery?

Ear surgery results are almost immediate and visible when the protective dressings are removed. With the ear positioned closer to the head after otoplasty, surgical incision lines are well hidden behind the ear.


To learn more about your rejuvenation options with Dr. Ardesh, please schedule an appointment.


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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 26, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are closing the practice until April 7th.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • We are instituting Telemedicine Visits (Virtual) for new consultations, post-surgical Visits, and return patients.
  • Please call or text (424)242-8608 or email staff@drardesh.com to schedule an appointment.
  • Virtual visits will be performed through video conference call using HIPPA compliant website
  • Non-urgent or elective procedures, surgeries, non-urgent in-office visits will be suspended until April 19, 2020
  • Urgent or medically necessary surgeries, in-office visits, and post-surgical follow-ups will continue on a per case basis.
  • Many surgeries and procedures have been rescheduled to a future date
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of strict sanitization.
  • We are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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