Ear Pinning

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Procedure time

60 to 120 minutes

Overnight stay

Day case or one night


Usually local anaesthetic, but sometimes general anaesthetic is used

Final results

3 - 6 months

Ear pinning overview

What is ear pinning surgery?

Ear pinning surgery, also known as an ear correction, otoplasty or pinnaplasty, is a procedure that alters the size, shape or position of the ears. The ears are a prominent feature of the face and can therefore have a large affect on its appearance. Many men, women and children are unhappy with the way their ears look and seek to correct this. This ear pinning overview will be able to give you a short introduction to the surgery.

What can an ear pinning achieve?

Ear pinning surgery is often performed on both children and adults. The aim of an ear pinning procedure is to achieve a proportionate and symmetrical ear shape and size. The surgery involves realigning the “pinna” of the ear, so that it is in a position that is more balanced with the rest of the face.
Protruding or disproportionate ears can be a great source of self-consciousness for many people. It can affect the way that they choose to wear their hair, their lifestyle choices and even their career choices. This procedure can greatly improve the appearance of the whole face. It can help boost self-esteem, therefore reducing the psychological harm that many people may experience.

Who are BAPRAS and BAAPS?

All Medbelle surgeons are members of either BAAPS ( The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) or BAPRAS (The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons). These are the two leading plastic surgery societies in the UK. Surgeons can be members of both societies, and receive regular training that helps keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
It is important to check that your surgeon is a member of either BAAPS or BAPRAS before you have your surgery. This will ensure that you receive the safest level of care.

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