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Ear Pinning (Otoplasty) in Houston, Texas

Ear Pinning corrects prominent ears that stick out excessively. This can be a life-changing procedure for children or adults who are teased or self-conscious about their ears.

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What is an Otoplasty or Ear Pinning?

Ear pinning is a surgical technique used to pin back and reshape prominent ears. This is usually an outpatient procedure with a modest amount of postoperative pain. At The Oaks Plastic Surgery (TOPS), our plastic surgeons truly enjoy doing this procedure, as our patients are some of our happiest, most satisfied patients.

Why do you want a Ear Pinning or Otoplasty surgery?

Prominent ears are a common problem that affect many children and adults. Unfortunately, unless treated within the first few weeks of life, this condition cannot be treated properly without surgery. If you or your child experience self-consciousness, embarrassment or teasing about large or prominent ears, otoplasty can truly be a life-changing operation. This procedure leaves well-hidden scars, and will make ears appear less noticeable and more proportional.

What do you want from a Ear Pinning?

A procedure that minimizes the size and protrusion of your ears without making them look overlying pinned back, which is a tell-tale sign of surgery. Our plastic surgeons pay meticulous attention to detail in order to obtain a natural-looking result.

What can you expect at your initial consultation?

If you are interested in ear pinning surgery or otoplasty in Houston, Texas, an appointment can be made with either Dr. Danielle Andry, Dr. Courtney El-Zokm and Dr. Nandi Wijay. You can expect the initial consultation to last an hour or more. In your consultation, your TOPS Plastic Surgeon will:

  • Listen to you and/or your child’s specific complaints and goals
  • Perform a thorough examination, focusing on you or your child’s individual anatomy. Careful measurements and photographs will be taken.
  • If surgery is the right option for you or your child, our TOPS plastic surgeon will discuss details of the surgical procedures for correction of prominent ears that are offered and which approach is right for you or your child
  • The risks and benefits of ear pinning surgery (otoplasty) will be thoroughly outlined for you and/or your child
  • You will be given ample opportunity to ask questions from both our TOPS plastic surgeons and plastic surgery staff regarding ear pinning surgery (otoplasty) in Houston, Texas
  • You will be sent home with a packet of information regarding the ear pinning (otoplasty) including a detailed consent form and instructions for before and after ear pinning surgery

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What can you expect on the day of surgery?

The morning of your ear pinning (otoplasty) procedure, your TOPS plastic surgeon will meet you in the preoperative area to go over any last minute questions or concerns you may have. Your Houston plastic surgeon may make some preoperative markings, and will perform extensive checks and attention to detail ensuring high quality care and safety. If you are undergoing general anesthesia, you will meet the anesthesiologist and their team as well as the members of our operative team.

During the procedure, our Houston plastic surgeons pay meticulous attention to detail and work as a team to ensure a great result with a focus on safety and quality. Your family will be updated of your status periodically, and will be able to talk with your plastic surgeon one-on-one after the procedure is completed. Correction of prominent ears usually takes our Houston plastic surgeons 2 - 3.5 hours to complete. Please keep in mind that the cosmetic procedure may take a little longer for the surgical set up and for our patients to fully recover in the post-operative care unit.

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What can you expect for recovery?

After your ear pinning procedure in Houston, Texas, you will have a dressing around your head and ears. This will be removed at your post-operative appointment. You may shower two days after surgery, allowing soap and water to run over your wounds without rubbing or scrubbing any of the surgical areas. You or your child will be advised to wear a headband over ears for six weeks following the procedure in order to decrease the risk of recurrent prominence of the ears. You will be advised to refrain from heavy activity or sports for six weeks during the healing process.

The Oaks Plastic Surgery is your home for high-end, high-quality, luxury plastic surgery care in Houston, Texas

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