Otoplasty

Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) in Dallas, TX, with Dr. Stephanie Teotia

The otoplasty procedure improves the shape, position, and proportion of the ears. Patient’s most typical concerns include prominent ears (ears that protrude or are overly large), as well as earlobes that have been distorted through gauging and piercing.

You may choose otoplasty if you are bothered by your ear’s shape, size, or protrusion. Children, in particular, are often teased about their ears. This can erode self-confidence and facilitate low self-esteem. Patients with ear abnormalities often feel the need to hide their ears using hairstyles and hats.

If you or your child is troubled by one of these concerns, ear surgery could be a great option.  Many choose otoplasty because of its ability to enhance ear shape, symmetry, and overall facial harmony. Dr. Stephanie Teotia, a board-certified female plastic surgeon serving the greater Dallas area, would be happy to discuss your customizable otoplasty options with you in her comfortable Dallas office. Dr. Teotia’s patients love her friendly staff, genuine care, and incredible results.

Please reach out to Dr. Teotia’s all-female team today at (214) 823-9652, or schedule a consultation to learn more about your Dallas otoplasty options.

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Why Choose Dr. Teotia for your Otoplasty?

Partnering with Dr. Teotia for your otoplasty means you can enjoy some unique advantages, including:

Dr. Teotia listens to her patients and customizes each ear surgery to meet their needs. She strives to provide each patient with the unique outcome that they desire.

Dr. Teotia will use her skill to provide you with the most natural-looking results possible. The best otoplasty results require an artistic understanding of how the ears aesthetically harmonize with other facial features.

Any cosmetic surgery requires the knowledge, experience, and ability of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Teotia is highly trained, experienced, and up to date with the latest otoplasty techniques.

What is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is an outpatient procedure that alters the shape, size, and structure of patient’s ears by reducing or repositioning tissues. More than 4,000 patients undergo this operation annually. When performed by a surgeon with Dr. Teotia’s qualifications, otoplasty can provide some outstanding benefits.

What are the Benefits of Otoplasty?

In addition to ear reshaping, otoplasty with Dr. Teotia offers:

Facial Harmony

Large or misshapen ears can distract from a beautiful profile. Otoplasty can both restore the ears and create a more balanced facial aesthetic.

More Hair Style Options

Protruding ears can limit hairstyle choices. There are many styles that, unfortunately, emphasize the ears. Otoplasty can allow you to have the hairstyles that you have always wanted to try!

Greater Confidence

Otoplasty patients frequently enjoy the physical and mental benefits that the surgery provides. This procedure has been known to boost confidence in both children and adults.

Dr. Teotia ultimately wants you to enjoy the results that you would like to gain from ear surgery. Each patient is considered a partner in Dr. Teotia’s office and will have a voice throughout every step of the otoplasty process.

Let's Start a Partnership!

Dr. Teotia believes during every aspect of your aesthetic journey, trust and communication are essential. When you choose to partner with Dr. Teotia, you can expect a personalized approach from a specialist who genuinely has your best interest in mind. She invites you to meet with her and our friendly, all-female team to learn more about what we can do for you.

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Who is a Good Candidate for Otoplasty?

When you choose Dr. Teotia for your otoplasty, you will learn that she values you as an individual and a partner. She genuinely has your best interest in mind. Dr. Teotia will only perform this surgery on you or your child if it is safe and you are fully prepared.

Typically, suitable candidates for otoplasty:

Ideal candidates for otoplasty are children and adults who wish to improve ear symmetry and appearance.

Adults and children alike should realize that no two ears are perfectly symmetrical. Therefore, realistic expectations are essential to the success of the procedure.

Qualified patients should be free of bleeding disorders and in good health.

Any additional requirements will also be discussed in your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Teotia.

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How is Otoplasty Performed?

Although the details of the procedure will vary between patients, there are several typical steps that take place during an otoplasty. Dr. Teotia will first administer anesthesia when you are comfortable and ready for the procedure. After you have been safely sedated, Dr. Teotia will create an incision behind the ear. If incisions are made in front of the ear, she will place them within natural folds to prevent prominent scarring. A small amount of cartilage and skin is then removed or repositioned as needed. Dr. Teotia will take great care to ensure that your ears are positioned correctly and will heal naturally. Lastly, she will suture the tissues into place and apply bandages. Depending on the specific needs of each patient, the entire procedure lasts about two to three hours.

What Should I Expect in my Otoplasty Recovery?

One of the great things about otoplasty is that your results should be immediately visible after surgery. However, you will still need to follow the after care instructions carefully to achieve the best outcome.

We advise you to sleep sitting up for several nights to protect your healing incisions. A few days later, you will return to have the bandages removed. You will then need to wear a protective headband for a few weeks. It is crucial to wear your protective headgear and bandages as instructed. During this time, you will also need to avoid exercise or other strenuous activities that might interfere with healing.


If your child is the one receiving surgery, you should plan for them to take a week off from school. Parents should also arrange for someone to be home with their child during recovery. This often involves taking time off from work or asking another adult family member to help.

If you have any questions, issues, or concerns at any point in the recovery process, Dr. Teotia would be happy to help!

Otoplasty FAQ with Dr. Stephanie Teotia

Usually insurance does not cover otoplasty. However, Dr. Teotia’s team can work with you to find the best payment options for your situation.
The best way to conquer fear is with trust and familiarity. We encourage you to bring your child into the office to meet Dr. Teotia and the staff.
Thanks to the support and guidance that you already provide as a parent, this is not likely to be true. It is best to avoid using words like “fix” or “pretty” when discussing the benefits of otoplasty with your child. If you are worried, you can call Dr. Teotia’s office beforehand to discuss these issues.

Otoplasty is ideal for patients between five and six years old. Adults can and do opt for otoplasty with excellent results.

Schedule Your Otoplasty Consultation Today!

Chances are, you have given otoplasty some serious consideration. From here, your best decision is to consult with an expert. Dr. Teotia is renowned in the Turtle Creek, Oak Lawn, and greater Dallas area because of her outstanding results and patient-first approach to care. Dr. Teotia and her friendly, all-female team invite you to call (214) 823-9652 to schedule your otoplasty consultation today!