Visit us in Chevy Chase, Tyson's Area/McLean or Gainesville:
5454 Wisconsin Ave, #1710 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300 McLean, VA 22102

7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100, Gainesville, VA 20155
(With Katie Williar, P.A)

(703) 543-9252 | (301) 244-0148

Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) in Washington, DC with Dr. Marwan Khalifeh

Washington DC Otoplasty Surgery Explained: Ear Pinning   |Before/After|


Ear Protrusion is a common reason to seek the advice of a plastic surgeon.  Some people are bothered by the ear protrusion.  Often kids can tease each other about extreme protrusion, so this is actually one of the cosmetic procedures that is performed on both children and adults.  If you are bothered by your ear protrusion, then otoplasty surgery is an option for you.

Causes of Otoplasty:

Protruding ears are congenital defects, meaning the person is born with that trait.  Other ear conditions such as cauliflower ears can be acquired from repeated trauma such as in wrestling.

Treatment of Otoplasty by Washington DC Surgeon M.R. Khalifeh

We offer surgical correction of protruding ear.  The surgery involves local anesthesia for adults, and general anesthesia for youngsters who would not follow commands and stay still.

Incisions for Otoplasty:

An incision leaving a well camouflaged scar is required for most cases of severe setback.   Correction of a lack of antihelical fold can be done via an incision-less suture technique described first in Germany and adopted by M.R. Khalifeh.

Cost of Otoplasty Surgery in Washington DC

The cost of an otoplasty ranges from $4000 – $5500 for adult cases done under local anesthesia.  Pediatric cases done in hospital will run an additional $3000 for hospital fees.

Recovery for Otoplasty Surgery:

Post-surgical days off required are 3 days off of work.  Care to minimize touching of ears is needed for 2 weeks postoperatively.  A nighttime ear protector can be worn during those few weeks.

Buying a “wrestler’s” ear protection device is a helpful thing to do to prevent you from accidentally tugging at the repair during your sleep.  Awake, this is not an issue.

Why Choose DCcosmetics and M.R. Khalifeh, MD:

M.R. Khalifeh is one of the few Washington DC area Otoplasty Plastic Surgeons who is double board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  Our discussion starts with a complimentary consultation that can be scheduled by clicking here.


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Office location:

Chevy Chase
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
suite 1710
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Tyson's Corner (McLean, VA)
7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300
McLean, VA 22102
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Gainesville (With Katie Williar, P.A)
7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100,
Gainesville, VA 20155
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Phone: (703) 543-9252
(301) 244-0148

Fax: (866) 206-6747

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