Ear Pinning Otoplasty
Beverly Hills

Bespoke, Elegant Refinement

Dr. Catherine Chang

Beverly Hills Otoplasty Specialist

As we age the face is often the first area to show the tell-tale signs of aging which can appear as wrinkles, fine lines, and jowling. Visible signs of aging can sometimes impact one’s confidence and make you look much older than you feel.

Dr. Catherine Chang is a Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon who specializes in ear surgery and Otoplasty procedures that surgically refine and resize the ears. She is most notably recognized for her extremely natural results that can help patients feel confident in their own skin. Dr. Catherine Chang is Quadruple Ivy-League educated and is a top Craniofacial specialist. She uses her education and advanced training to perform Otoplasty using the most advanced technology and modern techniques. 

Ear surgery, also known as ear pinning or otoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that creates a more aesthetic shape, size, and projection of the ear structure, in balance, and proportionate. The objective of this procedure is to reposition the ears so that they are closer to the sides of the head and more proportional to the patient’s anatomy. Otoplasty involves pinning the ears back to elegantly reshape and resize the ear’s structure.

A Bespoke Approach

“Results So Natural, It Will Be Your Best Kept Secret™”

Dr. Chang recognizes that no two patients are the same; she creates a personalized treatment plan that will address your unique problem areas while creating her signature fresh, natural look.

During your Otoplasty consultation, Dr. Chang will thoroughly examine the anatomy of your face and bone structure to determine the best procedures for your desired results. Her bespoke, custom-tailored ear pinning and Otoplasty techniques aim to provide the best results for each individual patient. 

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“Surgery sans looking surgical”

Advanced Surgical Techniques

Otoplasty expert Dr. Chang performs ear pinning procedures either awake using local anesthesia as an in-office procedure or in an accredited surgery center under general anesthesia. The incisions are hidden behind the ear and precise measurements are used to provide the most natural-looking results.

What does the procedure entail?

Ear surgery takes typically 40 to 45 minutes per ear. During the procedure, Dr. Chang will correct the particular ear problem and determine the exact technique to be used. An incision is then made behind the ear, after which skin is removed and the cartilage is folded back on itself with stitches, thus reshaping the ear without removing cartilage. 

After Otoplasty Surgery

Patients can return home the same day after Otoplasty surgery. To help promote the best healing, a bandage is wrapped around the head immediately after surgery. Bruising and swelling are typically minimal. Most adult patients are usually able to return to work within 3 days after surgery.

After many hours spent looking at pictures, studying surgeons' credentials, reading reviews and staring at my aging face, I chose Catherine Chang, MD for my facelift, neck lift, blepharoplasty and CO2 laser procedure. It was a leap of faith that came with great anxiety in the midst of a pandemic year. My first visit with Dr. Chang was unhurried and she took the time to explain the procedures she was recommending as well as the results that could be expected. Her confidence and understanding were reassuring. Dr. Chang is a skilled surgeon, talented and perceptive. She understood what I was looking for. State of the art results: Dr. Chang is an amazing young woman, a perfectionist.
Muriel G.
February 2021
Dr. Chang is AMAZING. I’d had incredibly severe breathing issues my whole life—I’m talking sinus headaches, blurry vision, absolutely *no* airflow through one side of my nose—all from an extremely deviated septum. On top of everything else, the septum issue created a huge bump in my nose that proved to be very problematic for my career as a performer. As a woman of color, finding a doctor who could improve my quality of life, adjust my profile, but simultaneously honor my heritage and my ethnicity was a terrifying thought. I wanted to solve my problem, but I wanted to come out looking like me. I was overwhelmed by the fear of not being heard—as I’d had many other experiences where my dignity as a patient was clearly not the priority.
Sydney H.
September 2020
Dr. Catherine Chang changed my life. At 43, I unfortunately had aged prematurely in my lower face and neck and was so unhappy with my changing appearance. I had met with a couple of other surgeons but was too scared to trust them with such a big surgery. Not only is Dr. Chang professionally incredible but she is also cool and sweet as can be and every office visit is a joy. I am so grateful I found Dr. Catherine Chang!
Shana H.
November 2020
"Dr. Chang is absolutely amazing. I am beyond happy and thankful that I chose to have my procedure with her! Words can't describe how happy I am! My recovering was less than 3 days! Same day I was already on my feet! I only took pain medication for about a day. I recovered so fast, not a single issue. Now the best part is the results, the result is INCREDIBLE. Exactly what I wanted! Thank you Dr. Chang!!!"
Los Angeles, CA
May 2019
"Dr. Catherine Chang is a masterful plastic surgeon! I cannot say enough about how happy I am with the results of my recent surgery! I have "cred" as they say because I'm in the business of medical aesthetics--a Registered Nurse in this field since the early 2000's. I have been extremely fortunate to work with legendary plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills. Thank you Dr. Chang for restoring this face and neck!"
Joy E.
Los Angeles, CA
January 2019
"Dr. Cat Chang is amazing! I wish there were more than 5 stars I could give her. After years of contemplation, I went ahead and had the rhinoplasty (nose job) I have always wanted with Dr. Chang. I could not be more pleased with the results! I love my new profile, it is exactly what I hoped for!"
Santa Monica, CA
May 2019
"Simply put, Dr. Chang is phenomenal on so many levels! It was such an easy decision to choose her to perform my breast implant replace and lift surgery. Apart from having a "rock star" academic resume, upon meeting her I was immediately impressed as she has a very caring demeanor, is personable, professional, compassionate, but most importantly, incredibly experienced and knowledgeable."
Redondo Beach, CA
April 2019

Who is a Candidate for Otoplasty Ear Reshaping?

Patients who have prominent ears oftentimes, tend to hide their ears behind their hair and are very self-conscious. Otoplasty, also referred to as ear pinning or ear reshaping, is an ideal procedure that can help to refine prominent ears and can be performed even in children.

Otoplasty addresses some of these common concerns:

  • Overly prominent ears
  • Misshapen ears, due to either trauma or congenital conditions
  • Ears that protrude outward from the head
  • Sagging earlobes

Otoplasty benefits include:

  • Facial balance
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Proportional features
  • Refined ear size
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“Results So Natural, It Will Be Your Best Kept Secret™”

Dr. Catherine Chang is dedicated to helping her patients choose the right procedure and treatment plan that will make them look their very best.

If you are bothered by the appearance of your ears and would like to know if otoplasty can provide you with the aesthetic results you are looking for, contact our office today to schedule a consultation at our Beverly Hills, CA office. Please call (310) 424-5330 to book your consultation today.

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