Pinnaplasty

A pinnaplasty, more commonly known as ear pinning, is a procedure to reduce prominence of the ears See our consultants Prices & payment Enquiries & appointments

For most people the size, shape and prominence of your ears is inherited and usually a family trend can be seen. If you are considering a pinnaplasty, our experienced cosmetic and plastic surgery specialists can support you to make the right decision for you.

Helping you reach a decision through professional and supportive advice

When you book a consultation, you will be seen by the Consultant who will perform your surgery at KIMS Hospital. Your Consultant will provide you with guidance on the results you can expect, the recovery time and the additional information you need to help make the right decision for you. They will also follow you all the way through your recovery. This relationship is important to help you get the best possible results.

Prices & payment

We offer a guide price of:

Pinnaplasty
£3,600
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The guide price is based on the usual clinical needs of patients. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.

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FAQs

What does ear pinning involve?

This operation is carried out under general anaesthetic and/or local anaesthetic and takes around one to two hours. An incision is made in the skin on the back of the ear and special stitches are used to hold the ear-fold in a new position, and to set the bowl of the ear closer to the head. Dissolving stitches are used in the skin.

What is the recovery period for a pinnaplasty?

After the operation, the patient will usually be able to return home the same day. You will need to wear a head-band, ear-bandit or beany hat to hold the ears against the head for six weeks following surgery. You will need to do this full-time for the first two weeks, then at night-time only for a further four weeks. This allows time for the ear cartilage to heal in its new position. You should try to rest for the first two weeks, and avoid strenuous activity for six weeks after surgery. Your Consultant will be able discuss this with you during your consultation and answer any questions you may have.

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