Ear Pinning Surgery FAQs

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: Monday 3 January 2022

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