Ear Pinning in Leeds


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 dislike the way your ears protrude away from your head, feel self-conscious about their large or uneven in shape, or have a child dealing with the social ramifications of bullying related to their prominent ears, pinnaplasty can help you or your child. Also called otoplasty or ear pinning, this surgery is designed to resize, reshape or reposition the ears, using a variety of surgical techniques. As it is a relatively straightforward procedure, this is a common surgery in the UK helping many live more confident lives every year. Here at Medbelle, our medical team are here to listen to your concerns to give you the best possible surgical outcome for your or your child’s ear pinning procedure.

Choose Medbelle for Your Ear Pinning in Leeds

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Medbelle Surgeons

If you are looking for an exceptional surgical experience delivered right here in Leeds, then look no further than the Medbelle team.

All Medbelle surgeons are trained in the UK, have at least 10 years as a certified plastic surgeon, and are members of BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) or BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons). This means you get the highest level of quality and care at every of your treatment with Medbelle.

From your first consultation right through to the aftercare process following your surgical procedure, your care and comfort is at the forefront of the service we provide here at Medbelle.

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Medbelle Locations in Leeds
If you are looking to experience your cosmetic surgery procedure away from the typical hospital environment, then look no further than Medbelle. We recognise the need to move away from the disorganised and overstretched current healthcare model. That’s why we offer our patients something a little different, that puts their overall experience at the heart of what we do.
Medbelle is pleased to be able to offer our patients cosmetic surgery procedures with us at our Leeds location. We look forward to welcoming you to our clinic.

Featured Medbelle Location in Leeds

Core Medical offers cosmetic surgery with a taste of decadence in its luxurious surroundings. Here you will find a wide range of cosmetic and medical procedures, including pinnaplasty (ear pinning).

Your Pinnaplasty in Leeds

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Ear pinning surgery is relatively straightforward, with both children and adults undergoing it to reduce or reshape the size of their ears. At Medbelle, we currently offer pinnaplasty in Leeds to children as young as 16 as long as there is parental consent given.

Ear pinning involves making an incision behind the ear, where your ear meets your head. This will expose the cartilage in your ear so that your surgeon is able to resize or reshape your ears.
Your surgeon will carefully suture your ear into place, ensuring it is sitting at the correct position. The result will leave the ears lying flat towards the skull, rather than away from it. Due to the location of the incision, any scarring will not be visible or will be very minimal.

Ear pinning is a relatively short procedure taking between 1-2 hours to complete. You are able to have the operation under local or general anaesthetic. Most people have ear pinning under local anaesthetic to minimise the effects of sedation, although it is more common for children to undergo a general anaesthetic.

You will be able to go home the same day, and you will be given a number of aftercare steps to follow as your ears heal and settle into their new position.

If you are an adult or if you are looking to arrange an ear pinning procedure for your child in Leeds, the Medbelle team are here to help.

Leeds Ear Pinning: Frequently Asked Questions

If you are currently thinking about getting ear pinning done in Leeds, we know you are bound to have a lot of questions. Here we will answer some of your top questions below.

  • Will I require a general or local anaesthetic for my ear pinning surgery?


    Ear pinning (otoplasty) can be performed under general or local anaesthetic. However, generally speaking, children tend to have the operation under a general anaesthetic. Adult patients normally opt for local anaesthetic to reduce recovery time.
    As the operation time is quite short and you will be able to go home the same day, a local anaesthetic is usually the most popular option.

  • Will an ear pinning operation affect my hearing?


    It is extremely unlikely you will notice a difference in your hearing following an ear pinning procedure. This is because ear pinning surgery only involves the outside structure of the ear which acts as a funnel as it were for sound. The interior structures of the ear are the parts that are more likely to impact your ability to hear.

  • Can I still wear glasses after my operation?


    As your ears will be bandaged following the operation, you will not be able to wear glasses whilst you recover from your operation. You’ll also need to wear a headband day and night for up to a week following surgery, and up to a month at night. This is so your ears have enough time to heal and will set in their correct position.

    If you wear glasses it’s advisable to get prescription contacts prior to your surgery.


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