Dr. David Stoker
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Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Ear Surgery

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Ear Surgery

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Case 82

Overly prominent ears can be a source of insecurity for many young people in school and social settings. This young girl met with the surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice to find out how a Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon could help her reshape the look of her ears. After discussing her appearance goals her surgeon recommended a bilateral otoplasty to reposition her ears so that they would be less noticeable.

Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is designed to adjust the position of ears that "stick out" noticeably from the patient's skull. A small incision is made at the back of the ear so that exposed cartilage may be re-sculpted and bent back towards the head. Sometimes, non-removable stitches are used to help the ears keep their new shape.

This girl's postoperative photos taken one month following surgery show that her surgeon repositioned her ears beautifully so that they rest evenly and attractively against her head. She is thrilled with the outcome of her facial plastic surgery near Pasadena as her ears no longer detract attention away from her face. She is very grateful that Plastic Surgery was able to help her realize the look she had hoped for.

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Case 417

This 27-year-old man desired less prominent ears and nose. Dr. Stoker performed ear pinning (otoplasty) and nose reshaping for him. He is shown before and four months following his surgery. His results will continue to improve over the course of a year as his swelling completely resolves.

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Case 302

This 25-year-old woman wanted to reduce the prominence of her nose and ears while maintaining her ethnic appearance. She decided to learn about her options by consulting with a Los Angeles plastic surgeon who performed rhinoplasty. She eventually chose to contact Dr. Stoker's Practice.

She expressed her concerns to her surgeon. He explained that by minimally altering the shape of her nose, she would see the change she wanted but would maintain the general ethnic look of her nose. He would also perform the rhinoplasty as a closed-incision procedure, meaning there would be no obvious scarring after surgery. As for her ears, her surgeon would perform otoplasty, or ear-pinning surgery. By performing both procedures together, he could minimize her downtime.

One month after her Los Angeles rhinoplasty and otoplasty, her "after" photos were taken.

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Case 87

After enduring the physical and emotional discomfort of overly-prominent ears for most of his adult life, this 31-year-old man decided it was time to find a Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon who could set his ears back closer to his head, in a more balanced and less noticeable position. While most parents choose the surgery for their children at a much younger age, the procedure carries no additional risk when performed on adults and can still provide excellent results.

This patient found comfort in the clear explanations and supportive manner of the plastic surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice. In his consultation, this man explained to his surgeon that he was interested in otoplasty, or ear surgery, to adjust the position of his ears. His surgeon explained that in cases like this one, where the patient's ears are slightly asymmetrical to begin with, otoplasty can often partially or completely correct the imbalance, but in some cases a slight difference will still be visible.

After discussing the procedure and recovery in detail they scheduled a time for the patient to undergo surgery, and the procedure went beautifully. Otoplasty is performed by Plastic Surgery surgeons who perform cosmetic surgery for Pasadena, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles patients that typically requires only a small incision behind each ear to allow the surgeon to reposition the cartilage of the ear before suturing it in place.

This man's postoperative photo is taken 3 years following surgery, and it is evident that his ears have healed wonderfully. His ears no longer "stick out," but rest more naturally looking to the sides of the head. He is very pleased with the results of his otoplasty procedure and thankful that he now enjoys a look that he wanted.

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Case 84

This 19-year-old young woman had always been troubled by prominent ears that bent forward at the top, causing her to be self-conscious of her appearance. She was interested in cosmetic surgery near Pasadena to help her feel more confident about her ears. During her consultation with her surgeon at Dr. Stoker's Practice, this young woman explained how she felt that the pull of her ears made her face look droopy, and she hoped that otoplasty could correct this look.

Her surgeon performed a bilateral otoplasty, or ear surgery, to "pin back" the tops of her ears so they would rest more attractively beside her face. Otoplasty is generally performed by making a small incision behind the ear and then reshaping the cartilage so that it is positioned closer to the skull. Oftentimes, non-removable stitches are used to keep the ears in place and maintain the new, desired look.

The postoperative photos of this young woman's Pasadena area facial plastic surgery procedure clearly show that her Plastic Surgery surgeon was able to make her ears "stand upright" by pulling back the tops of her bent ears. This young woman is very pleased with the results of her otoplasty as her ears are no longer overly prominent and her face looks much more slender.

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Case 83

This 26-year-old woman was bothered by large, uneven ears that had always been overly prominent. They caused her face to look unbalanced and wider than it really was, so she sought a skilled cosmetic surgeon that could help achieve her goals. After scheduling a consultation and meeting with one of the surgeons at the Beverly Hills area cosmetic surgery offices of Dr. Stoker's Practice, this woman was confident that a bilateral otoplasty would most effectively give her ears a more flattering position while maintaining a natural look.

Many patients are concerned about their ears looking "pulled back" after surgery, but the thoroughly qualified surgeons at Plastic Surgery strive for excellent, natural looking results. Otoplasty works by re-sculpting ear cartilage through a small incision at the back of the ear, bending it back toward the head, and suturing the incision closed. While this procedure is most often performed on younger children, it carries no additional risk for adults who may also want to correct malpositioned ears.

This woman is overjoyed with the results of her otoplasty near Pasadena. Facial plastic surgery by our surgeons significantly enhanced the appearance of this woman's whole face simply by repositioning her ears. Her face now looks slimmer and much more balanced, emphasizing her attractive eyes.

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Dr. David Stoker

Educated at some of the most elite institutions in the country, Dr. David Stoker uses his highly advanced knowledge to ensure that each patient achieves beautiful, harmonious results — whether it's through a simple non-surgical procedure or a more advanced surgical transformation. Learn more about his unique credentials and his approach to plastic surgery.

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