Achieve More Proportional Ears

What is Otoplasty? 

Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is a procedure designed to improve the harmony of the ears with the rest of the head. It’s sometimes referred to as “ear pinning” because it can address protruding or overly large ears, flushing them against the head and reducing their prominence. 

Why Sanctuary Cosmetic Center? 

Sanctuary Cosmetic Center is a top choice for patients in the greater Washington, D.C. areas. We offer a high standard of care and the expertise of our dual-board-certified surgeon.  

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“The staff here is amazing! I called today with so many questions and had the pleasure of speaking with Eva. She was so refreshing to interact with! She had so much patience, throughly answered my questions and even told me about some promotions to help with the cost. Dr Rostami is so sweet and really is an artist with the work that she does. If you’re hesitant about trying fillers, she’s the woman you need to talk to! Thank you all, I can’t wait to return!”

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Am I A Good Candidate for Otoplasty? 

You can likely benefit from otoplasty if you have large, protruding ears that bring you emotional or social discomfort. As with any surgery, you should be in overall good health and have realistic expectations about what otoplasty can achieve. 

Benefits of Otoplasty 

Many otoplasty patients have grown up with large, noticeable ears that are the subject of teasing or self-consciousness. They may even experience difficulties wearing certain hats or helmets because of the size and position of their ears. Otoplasty can make their ears less noticeable and help them feel more confident. 

The Otoplasty Procedure 

Otoplasty is a minor surgery that doesn’t require general anesthesia. Dr. Rostami can use a number of techniques to reduce the size of the ears, bring them closer to the head, or both. The incisions are typically placed in the natural contours behind the ears, reducing visible scarring. To reduce the size of the ears, Dr. Rostami will remove cartilage and reshape the ear. To bring them closer to the head, Dr. Rostami will “pin” them back with sutures. Afterward, you can return home for your brief recovery.

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Medical Director and CEO


Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, is the Medical Director and CEO of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia. She is passionate about creating individualized…

Otoplasty Results 

Otoplasty requires minor downtime afterward, as well as wearing a specialized garment to keep the ears against the head while they heal. Dr. Rostami will provide aftercare instructions regarding sleeping since you will need to avoid putting pressure on your ears. Within 1-2 weeks, you’ll be able to enjoy your results, and any residual swelling will fade over time. Since the ears generally don’t change with aging, you can enjoy long-lasting results with otoplasty. 

Schedule a Consultation 

To learn more about otoplasty, contact Sanctuary Cosmetic Center and schedule an appointment. We conveniently serve the metro Washington, D.C. areas of Odrick’s Corner, Falls Church, McLean, and Arlington. 

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Our private, accredited surgical facility offers you the opportunity for a comfortable, private experience with your procedure. You don’t need to worry about going to the hospital – instead, you can enjoy the amenities of our spa-like environment while you focus on yourself.


We look forward to seeing how we can help you achieve a new level of confidence. Contact our team to set up a private consultation and explore everything we have to offer at Washington, D.C.’s premier cosmetic provider.

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