otoplastyPlastic surgery of the external ear, known as otoplasty, is a procedure to change the shape, position or size of the ears. Since the ear is full grown by age 5, there is a wide age-range of candidates for this surgery. Farzad R. Nahai, M.D. at The Center for Plastic Surgery at Metroderm, P.C. is a board-certified surgeon who has performed this surgery many times.

Candidates for Otoplasty

A candidate for this elective surgery generally feels that his/her ears stick out too far or their ears are too large for their head. Some individuals have deformed ears due to an accident or birth defect. This surgery, when performed by an expert surgeon like Dr. Farzad R. Nahai, can help increase a patient’s confidence and satisfaction with his/her personal appearance. Otoplasty does not change the position of the ears or affect hearing, and the surgery is generally done on both ears for symmetry.

The Consultation

Before the surgery, Dr. Nahai conducts a complete examination and discusses aesthetic goals with the patient. He discusses the anesthesia and makes recommendations about which would be best for you. He explains what he will do in surgery and fully answers any questions you may have. He does not rush his patients or pressure them in any way.

What to Expect in Surgery

The day of surgery, you will receive a medicine to relax you and anesthesia.  The surgery will be performed. Internal stitches are put in place to secure the newly-shaped cartilage in place.  External stitches used to close the incision are placed inconspicuously. Dr. Nahai has an excellent technique which results in a natural look.  Before you go home, Dr. Nahai will provide thorough post-surgery instructions.

Every patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.


Call Dr. Farzad R. Nahai at The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.D. to schedule a consultation appointment to see how you can change your look with otoplasty.  Dr. Nahai serves patients from all over Atlanta including Sandy Springs, East Cobb, and Alpharetta.

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