Best Orange County Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

  • Looking to tuck protruding ears that stick out?
  • Born with larger ears and are looking to make them appear smaller?
  • Have stretched earlobes and are wanting to close and repair them?

All About Ear Surgery in Orange County                     

Ear surgery (Otoplasty) at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach is performed to improve the shape, position, and proportion of ears. In addition to adults, ear surgery is often performed on children and can help prevent years of ridicule and teasing by their peers. A relatively quick procedure, ear surgery can correct a birth defect of the ear structure and for some patients, surgery is only needed on one ear. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound benefits on a patient’s appearance and self-esteem. Whether to tuck protruding ears back or to reduce the size of large ears, ear surgery at CosmetiCare has become an increasingly popular procedure.

Is Ear Surgery For You?

Anyone self-conscious about their ear appearance can benefit from this procedure, including:

  • Children and adults who have larger ears or protruding ears.
  • Those who have missing outer ear folds, or lobes.
  • Those who have been born with an abnormality or congenital deformity.
  • Those who have lost the ear as the result of injury or trauma.
  • Those who have stretched their earlobes and are looking to close and repair them.

Procedure At-A-Glance


Surgical, General Anesthesia

Healing Downtime

1-4 Weeks

Optimum Results

Immediately noticeable, however it will take a few weeks for swelling to subside

Doctor Specialty

Journey To Your BEST YOU

Here’s what to expect during your surgical journey:


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Get ready to look & feel your best, with one of our renown board-certified plastic surgeons performing your surgery.


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Five-Star Results From Award-Winning Plastic Surgeons

Age. Gravity. Genetics. Time aside, there are countless factors aging our appearance. At CosmetiCare, our mission is to share the best treatment solutions so you have options to reclaim your confidence.

CosmetiCare is one of the most recognized names in aesthetic services throughout the nation. With a carefully selected team of award-winning Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons and more than 100,000 stories of transformation for over 35 years, we are committed to helping you Love the Way You Look™.

Real-Patient Results

View our before & after gallery for actual Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) patient outcomes:



Actual CosmetiCare Patient

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“I just want to thank the team at CosmetiCare for taking such great care of me. Although most of 2020 has been pretty awful, my surgical experience went smoothly, and it truly exceeded my expectations. It’s helped turn this year into a better one and boost my confidence.”

Amber P.

Actual CosmetiCare Patient

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a Candidate?

Anyone who is self-conscious about their ear appearance can benefit from ear surgery in Orange County including:

  • Children and adults who have larger ears or protruding ears.
  • Those who have missing outer ear folds, or lobes.
  • Those who have been born with abnormality or congenital deformity.
  • Those who have lost the ear as the result of injury or trauma.
How Will I Look & Feel Afterwards?

After ear surgery (otoplasty) at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach:

  • Adults and children are usually up and moving around within a few hours after surgery.
  • The patient’s head will be wrapped in a heavy bandage similar to a “turban” for several days, to cover and protect the ears.
  • It is typical for the ears to throb or ache for the first few days. Pain medication can help to reduce some of the mild discomfort during this period.
  • The bandages will be replaced with lighter bandages after a few days. Then your surgeon will recommend a headband be worn at night for a few weeks to protect the ears and ensure proper healing.
  • Stitches will typically be removed or dissolve after a week.
  • Contact sports and vigorous activities should be avoided while healing.
How much does Ear Surgery cost?

The starting price of ear surgery (Otoplasty) at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach is $6,400. This does not include anesthesia or surgical center fees. 

Does insurance cover ear surgery?

Ear surgery is considered cosmetic surgery, so it is not covered by insurance. If cost is of concern, we offer financing options to help our patients pay off the cost of their procedure over time. In just minutes, you can apply here to see what you are pre-qualified for before your consultation.

How soon will I see my results from ear surgery and are the results permanent?

Typically after one to two weeks swelling and bruising resolve, and ears are fully healed around two to three months post-op. Otoplasty surgical results are permanent.

Why Choose Us?
  • Trusted experts in plastic surgery and aesthetic transformations since 1982.
  • Conveniently located in Newport Beach, we have our own accredited surgery center on site. You will not need to travel anywhere else the day of surgery.
  • We have performed otoplasty procedures for thousands of happy patients over the last 35+ years.
  • Our ear surgery operations have even earned media attention. CosmetiCare ear surgeries have been featured by the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register and CBS Los Angeles to name a few.
What Else do I Need to Know?

For some patients, local anesthesia may be considered as opposed to general anesthesia. You can discuss the best option for you during a consultation with your surgeon.

Patients should keep in mind that ear surgery will not result in “perfect” symmetry. However, most people are extremely pleased with their outcome, especially if they had realistic expectations prior to surgery. Some patients may choose an additional procedure to further enhance their facial symmetry, such a rhinoplasty to adjust the profile of their nose. Ear surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

Request a consultation online or give us a call to learn more about ear surgery options in Orange County. Conveniently located in Newport Beach, CosmetiCare makes it easy to look your best in Southern California.

What is the recovery like for ear surgery?

Typically patients are able to return to normal activities within a few days post-surgery. Sutures are removed after a week and expect the ears to be tender, swollen, and red several weeks post-op.

After four to six weeks patients are able to resume all normal activities, including sports.

What does ear surgery treat?

One of the main reasons patients seek out ear surgery is to address any asymmetry between the two ears. This procedure creates a more natural shape of the ear without any noticeable scars, and with very little downtime.