Ear correction (otoplasty) is an aesthetic procedure designed to reshape and reposition the ears in a way that’s more proportionate to your facial appearance. Whether you were born with a defect or have misshapen ears due to past trauma, ear pinning is a safe and effective solution to help boost your self-image.
Ear pinning or correction is a surgical procedure that is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The procedure can be done in as little as 2-hours. During this time, ears will be pinned backward with strong suture. Excess cartilage and skin can also be removed to bring a better balance to the entire face.
*Individual results may vary
Ear correction does not affect the inner lobe or ear canal. A small easily-concealable incision is made behind the ear in the natural creases of the skin. When done correctly, the procedure is purely aesthetic and cannot hurt your hearing. Always look for a board-certified surgeon to ensure an optimal outcome for any surgery.
Otoplasty is safe for adults and pediatric patients (4-years and older) alike. You may experience mild discomfort after your ear correction procedure. Pain medication can be prescribed to keep you comfortable as you heal.
Swelling and discomfort should start to subside in just a few days. Most patients typically take 3-days off before returning to work or normal activities. Full recovery may take up to one month or more.
Ear correction produces instant, long-lasting results. In most cases, the treatment is considered a lifetime procedure. In rare instances, some patients may need two consecutive surgeries to achieve their desired results.
Dr. Correa is a board-certified surgeon with experience in a variety of facial procedures. He has performed hundreds of successful otoplasty surgeries and has a high patient satisfaction rate. At the time of your initial consultation, Dr. Correa will talk to you about your goals and create an individualized surgery to tailored to your needs.
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Interested in learning more about Ear Correction Surgery? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Correa by filling out the form on this page or by calling Correa Plastic Surgery at (281) 918-8803. Proudly serving patients in The Woodlands & Houston, TX.