Ear Pinning (Otoplasty) in Pasadena, CA

Ready to get started?

Contact Us

Ears that appear to stick out and protrude, are misshapen and uneven, or look unnaturally large can negatively affect how you feel about yourself. Ear reshaping surgery (also known as otoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure that helps to recontour the size, position, and shape of the ears to create a more pleasing appearance. Dr. Husam Elias in Pasadena, CA has helped countless adults and children to move past their fear of showing their ears with this surgery. No matter the deformity, otoplasty at The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery allows a patient to proudly show their face from any angle with self-assurance. If you or your child are concerned about the size or shape of the ears, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Elias.

Otoplasty can be performed on patients of all ages; however, it is most common among children. If you or your child are self-conscious about the look and shape of your ears because they stick out or are too large, otoplasty can be considered to gain a more natural-looking appearance. Patients with damaged earlobes are also suitable candidates for otoplasty.

Otoplasty is performed using general anesthesia or IV sedation. Most often, the incision is made behind the ear or inside the inner ear folds. During surgery, cartilage will be manipulated to create a more natural appearance. It is usual for both ears to be addressed during treatment to make sure the end result is symmetrical. After the procedure, the incisions are secured with sutures and bandaged. When the procedure is over and it is safe to leave the outpatient surgery center, you will recover at home. Dr. Elias or a member of his team will send you home with instructions for recovery. Do not touch or scratch the ears after surgery. The patient should not lay on the ears and should sleep upright for several days. Dr. Elias will ask to see the patient within the first week — during this time, he will take off the bandages and assess the ears. Results are noticeable almost immediately and will continue to look better as the ears heal.

I have always had problems with my teeth and finding an understanding dentist and orthodontist has always been a struggle. I needed a wisdom teeth surgery ( one broke in half and other 2 were growing super close to my nerves) the amazing staff at this location made everything so smooth. Starting from setting up appointments to very welcoming checking in and out, to the doctor and assistants that were very knowledgeable, explained in a language that anyone can understand easily and yet make informed choices. After the surgery they assisted my family member with my smooth pick up from their office. Overall, their customer service, professionalism and knowledge is what I call a 5star experience.

N.Z. Yelp

Staff is very quick, efficient, and are very friendly. Their office is very clean. I was able to schedule an appointment easily through the phone with no issues.

A.W. Google

I was referred by Dr. Jimmy Dang to see an oral surgeon. The office is very clean. Their staff is very efficient, friendly, and work really quick. I was able to get an appointment over the phone with no issues

P.D. Google

Staff is very efficient and are very friendly. Their office is very clean. I was able to schedule an appointment easily through the phone

A.W. Yelp

My Daughter needed Oral Surgery so they send me to this place. Everything went great, Very professional, helpful, the procedure only took 2 hours and the staff assisted us on everything we needed after the procedure was done.

J.J. Google


Total Reviews


Average Rating

Ears that are the wrong size, position, or shape can have a negative effect on self-esteem. Ear surgery may help your child avoid getting teased at school or help you if you've always felt self-conscious about your ears. Contact The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery in Pasadena, CA to schedule your appointment with Dr. Elias and get more information about cosmetic ear reshaping surgery. We look forward to helping you or your child achieve a look to be proud of.

About Us
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.