Questions? Feedback? powered by Olark live chat software
Ear Pinning

Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning, repositions protruding ears and/or recontours oddly shaped ears, such as a lop ear or cup ear. Dallas otoplasty surgeon Dr. Standefer performs this simple, minimally invasive procedure on children, men and women who are self-conscious about the way their ears look. The results of ear pinning can produce a more attractive, balanced look.

How is otoplasty performed?

This outpatient, in-office procedure is performed using local anesthetic with sedatives for relaxation. A small, hidden incision is made on the back of the ear, allowing Dr. Standefer to sculpt and bend the ear cartilage back towards the head. Permanent sutures are placed inside the surgical area to hold the position. Temporary sutures are used to close the incision.


What is the recovery process for otoplasty?

The head is wrapped in a bandage immediately after surgery to ensure the ears are held tightly to the head. This helps mold and heal the ears. Pain medication may be administered for the moderate ache that is common for 3-5 days. Stitches are removed 5-7 days after surgery.
Most adults and children return back to their normal activities within 1 week of surgery. Any physical activity that could involve contact with the ear should be avoided for 1 month. Aerobic activity may be resumed 2 weeks after surgery.


How much does otoplasty cost?

The cost of otoplasty depends on the needs of the patient. For exact pricing, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Standefer. Easy financing options are available.



Dr Standefer is the most honest,
talented and faithful doctor I
have ever met! I thank him all
the time for the work he did
for me. He is humble and has a
great "bedside" manner. I tell
him he is the last of the good
ole boys!

—Lorri, Face Lift



Dr. Standefer is great! He told
me what to expect every step
of the way. He always took
plenty of time to make sure all
my questions were answered.
He truly enjoys what he does and
I could tell as he was almost as
happy as I was with my results!

— Randy, Face Lift



I am beyond ecstatic with my
decision to choose Dr. Standefer
and his amazing team of experts
at Fresh Image Cosmetic Surgery
Center for my procedure. If I could
offer anyone advice, I would tell
them to search no further than
Dr. John A. Standefer.

— RC1183, Neck Lift