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Ear repositioning or ear pinning (otoplasty) can end the self-consciousness associated with an awkward symmetry of the head by reshaping, repositioning, or pinning the ears back to create a natural look, with your ears an enhancement, rather than a distraction. While this procedure is often performed on adults, it can be performed on children as young as five years of age. Both ears can be corrected at the same time.


Why choose us?

At Cheng Plastic Surgery in Saratoga, California, our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons approach every ear surgery on a highly personal, case by case basis. We serve the entire Bay Area, located equidistant between San Jose and Palo Alto.

We know that no two patients are alike. Each have their own ideas as to how their ears should appear, whether flatter to the head, smaller, or with reduced earlobes. Our doctors take the time to understand what you wish to correct, and we examine you carefully to determine the best surgical plan to achieve your goals.

We have performed many successful otoplasty surgeries for our adult and pediatric patients throughout San Jose and Palo Alto at our convenient Saratoga location. With two double board-certified facial plastic surgeons in our office, you have the option to receive a second opinion at one location.

Creating beautiful ears for adults and children

While we can correct prominent ears that stick out too far from the head, we can also reposition ears that are too high or too low, as well as reshape ears that are malformed, mismatched, or asymmetrical. These abnormalities might include long earlobes or a shell-shape due to underdevelopment of ear structure. Sometimes, the ears are simply too large and need to be decreased in size. Otoplasty is a customized procedure performed to meet the needs of the individual.

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Your otoplasty procedure

Otoplasty involves a wide range of techniques depending on what needs to be achieved and the unique physiology of each patient.

  • Most ear surgeries can be performed using local anesthesia and IV sedation. General anesthesia is recommended on children. Patients are able to go home within a few hours of surgery.
  • Ear pinning, which is the most common technique used for ears that protrude from the head, involves permanent sutures that hold the ears where they should be – flatter against the head.
  • For patients who need their ears reshaped in some way, some tissue might be removed to create a better shape. In rare cases, cartilage is grafted from one part of the ear to the other or from the ribs to the ear.
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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Friday, March 20, 2020:

Even with social distancing, we're still here for you.

During this difficult time, we will continue to try and be there for all of you in any capacity we can. To protect ourselves, our staff, our community and of course, you, we will still continue to refrain from seeing patients in the office (unless urgent or emergent) until the Shelter-in-Place Ordinance has been lifted. But this doesn't mean all communication stops!⁣

As social distancing, self-isolation and shelter-in-place are extremely important during this time, so is trying our best to still keep a sense of "normalcy" within our daily routines. Communication is a fundamental component of everyday life and something we strongly believe is key to alleviating stress, anxiety and even depression. If we can be a pillar of relief, happiness or normality in the not-so-normal climate we are experiencing - we've done our job not only as your physician, but as your friend.

If you are interested in simply just chatting, advice on the current health crisis, a follow up to a treatment or planning for a future procedure, both Dr. Elbert and Dr. Jacqueline will be doing Virtual FaceTime Appointments starting Monday, March 23rd! They will be available Monday - Friday from 9 AM PST - 12 PM PST.

Please email us at [email protected] with a date and time that works best and we will be sure to reach out in a quick and efficient manner. If you would prefer to call the office and leave us a message at (408) 255-3223, a staff member will reach out as soon as possible.

During this time, we also feel it is extremely important to take care of YOU!

Reading your favorite book, doing at-home yoga and putting on your favorite face mask or serum is not only physically beneficial, but mentally as well.

To contribute to your self-care routine, we will be offering phone orders for SkinCeuticals products with20% off your total AND free shipping!

What do you have to do? Call the office Monday - Friday between 9 AM PST - 12 PM PST and let us know which products you'd like, we will process your payment over the phone and the products will be shipped directly to your door! If you would prefer curbside-pickup style, we are more than happy to accommodate that as well! (Keeping our 6-foot social distance, of course.)

"It is how we embrace uncertainty in our lives that leads to the great transformations of our souls." - Brandon A. Trean

We will all get through this, together!

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Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery


Monday, March 16, 2020:

Even with social distancing, we're still here for you.

As the current situation with COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, we are continuing to make decisions regarding our practice to keep ourselves and our community healthy. As the future of this virus is uncertain, it is mandated by Santa Clara County Public Health Department Officials that all non-essential businesses close their doors and shelter in place.

Because of this region-wide order, our office will be closed as of Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 and will be rescheduling all non-emergent treatments, follow up appointments and surgeries after Tuesday, April 7th, 2020.⁣ All future in-office events for March and April have been postponed until further notice.

To those patients that need to be seen urgently for post-operative or emergent appointments - please call our office phone number. Your call will be forwarded to an employee that can best help you as we will still have remote access to our schedule. They will make the necessary arrangements to ensure you receive the proper care. ⁣

We are confident that we will make it through this and become a stronger and smarter community because of it. Yes, most people do not die from COVID-19 and many can be asymptomatic - but the sooner we isolate from one another, the sooner we can make sure those statistics do not change.⁣

As physicians, we hold health to the utmost importance so we please ask those of you who can - work from home when possible, do not go to restaurants or bars, limit your public exposure and be cognizant of those who are sick, elderly or immunocompromised. In this time, we have to not only think of ourselves, but think of those that can be directly affected and do all we can for the sake of our community, our state, and our country.⁣

We do not believe this is a time to panic - but rather the opposite. It is time to be rational and act with extreme purpose. By preventatively closing our doors for the next 3 weeks - we may be helping change the course of a potentially life-changing event in history.⁣

We look forward to a future of health and happiness with you at Cheng Plastic Surgery!⁣

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Caring and cautious regards,⁣

Dr. Elbert & Dr. Jacqueline Cheng

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