Ear Pinning Surgery FAQs
Will the NHS pay for my ear pinning?
A cosmetic ear pinning procedure is not normally available on the NHS. It may, however, be carried out if there is evidence of significant psychological distress.
Do I need a GP referral for ear pinning surgery?
Most surgeons are happy to see you for an ear pinning consultation without a referral from your GP. They may, however, need to contact your GP for details of your medical history.
In rare cases, some medical conditions may need a sign off from your doctor prior to having the surgery, but your Patient Care Adviser will let you know if this applies to you.
What is the difference between Otoplasty & Pinnaplasty?
There is no difference between the Otoplasty and Pinnaplasty procedures. They are two different names that describe the same surgery, and are both also known as “ear pinning”.
Published: Thursday, 24 June 2021