Ear Pinning in Birmingham


Procedure time

1 to 2 Hours


Overnight stay

0 Nights



Local with Sedation or General


Recovery time

3 to 6 Months

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If you’ve struggled with disliking the look or shape of your ears, a simple procedure could ease this discomfort permanently. Ear pinning, also known as otoplasty or pinnaplasty, is a popular surgery to achieve a more proportionate or symmetrical ear shape and size. While the procedure is relatively simple, the benefits are wide-ranging – transforming self-esteem, lifestyle choices and even career choices. And because the ears act as a frame to the face, ear pinning can make a huge difference to your immediate appearance.

So why Medbelle? With hand-picked surgeons, one-on-one patient guidance and partnerships with the UK’s leading hospitals, you’ll be supported by the UK’s highest-rated medical provider for your ear pinning in Birmingham.

Choose Medbelle for Your Ear Pinning in Birmingham

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Medbelle Surgeons

Medbelle’s surgeons are the best-trained and most competitively priced for ear pinning in Birmingham. This is a claim we back up with proof. Each surgeon is trained in the UK to the highest level in their field and has BAAPS or BAAPRAS membership and at least 10 years experience as a plastic surgeon as a starting standard. Our ear pinning surgeons are leaders in their industry, using the most advanced and proven techniques for reliably outstanding results.

Our Ear Pinning surgeons in Birmingham

Vikram Vijh

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  • Lead NHS Consultant plastic surgeon at The University Hospital Birmingham
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Jag Jagadeesan

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  • Has trained internationally under many internationally renowned surgeons
  • Very well published with articles in many Pubmed indexed journals

"Highly experienced and very well published, Jag is a true expert in his field having trained internationally with some of the world's most renowned surgeons."

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Medbelle Locations in Manchester

Our Manchester clinic reflects our high standards of patient care. We ensure each contains the latest equipment, a comfortable setting, and most importantly, reliable, friendly and well-trained staff, by your side from consultation to appointment and to your eyelid surgery in Manchester.

Featured Medbelle Location in Manchester

The Nuffield Health Grosvenor Hotel In Chester has been the area’s leading private hospital since 1975. With excellent private ensuite rooms, an onsite gym and state-of-art operating equipment thanks to a £7m investment, it serves Manchester and the surrounding area with a clinic specialising in cosmetic surgery.

Your Ear Pinning in Birmingham

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Ear pinning, ear correction, otoplasty and pinnaplasty all refer to the same procedure. That is, changing the size, shape or position of the ears with the aim of achieving a proportionate and symmetrical ear appearance. This is done by realigning the ‘pinna’ of the ear.

The procedure usually lasts between 60 to 120 minutes. It might be done as a day procedure or you may have an overnight stay at the hospital. It starts with signing a consent form and discussing the desired goal of the surgery and marking the ear. During the surgery, general or local anaesthetic with or without sedation is used. It’s up to you and your surgeon which suits you best.

A small incision is made where the ear meets the head, showing cartilage. The surgeon uses this to reshape the ear, and secures it into a new position with permanent structures to prevent the ear protruding again, stitching the wound and wrapping a tight bandage around the head. Naturally, the scar here is rarely visible.

Once surgery is complete, you’ll recover from the anaesthetic and return home – usually on the same day. You’ll see the difference immediately, with the changes being appreciated even more after 3 to 6 months.

Ear Pinning In Birmingham: Frequently Asked Questions

Though a simple procedure, you may have questions about your ear pinning in Birmingham. Below you can find some of the most common ear pinning 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?


    Our Medbelle surgeons are happy to see you for an ear pinning consultation without a referral from your GP. They may however, contact your GP for details of your medical history.

  • When can I wear glasses again?


    As you will have to wear a headband after the procedure, you cannot wear glasses at the same time. You will need to wear the headband day and night for 5 to 7 days, and for up to a month after surgery whilst you are sleeping. You should therefore wait until you no longer need to wear your headband to resume wearing your glasses again. This is so that you do not alter the newly set position and shape of your ears. This will usually be 3 weeks after surgery, but can take longer. You should therefore consider buying prescription contact lenses for this time period.

  • Will an ear pinning affect my hearing?


    It is extremely unlikely that an ear pinning procedure will affect your hearing. The ear is made up of 3 parts: the outer ear (the pinna), the middle ear and the inner ear, and it is mainly the middle and inner ear that affect it.

    The pinna is the only part that your surgeon will operate on. The role of the pinna is simply to carry the sound waves into the middle and inner ear to allow you to hear. So it’s unlikely that surgery to this area will affect your hearing.