Ear Pinning in London

Ear Pinning in London


Overnight stay

0 to 1 Night


Local with Sedation or General

Recovery time

3 to 6 Months

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Deciding to have your ears pinned (also known as otoplasty or pinnaplasty) can be very sensitive due to the bullying associated with children with larger ears and the lack of confidence it can equally cause adults.

Ear pinning is designed to resize, reshape or reposition the ears, which may protrude outwards or be uneven in appearance. Here at Medbelle, our medical team are here to listen to your concerns to give you the best possible surgical outcome.

Choose Medbelle for Your Ear Pinning in London

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Medbelle Surgeons

If you are looking for a highly experienced surgical team to deliver your ear pinning procedure, then look no further than our Medbelle surgeons. All of our surgeons are BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) or BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) accredited. This means we are able to offer you the highest level of quality and professionalism throughout, which is recognised by trusted and independent bodies. They are also all trained in the UK and have at least ten years of experience as a certified plastic surgeon. Simply put, you are in the best, most capable hands when you book with Medbelle.

Our Ear Pinning surgeons in London

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Medbelle Locations in London

Approaching any surgery can seem daunting at first, but here at Medbelle, we will take care of you every step of the way. We currently offer ear pinning at three of our locations in London, meaning you can choose the hospital which will most suit your needs.

At Medbelle, we offer a very caring and thorough consultation process, ensuring your requirements and queries are met at every stage of your procedure. This high level of service extends not just to the operation itself but throughout the aftercare process too.

Featured Medbelle Locations in London

Weymouth Street Hospital is situated between Harley Street and Marylebone Street in central London. It provides first-class healthcare and is widely recognised as one of the UK’s most luxurious independent hospitals. Patients are treated to high-class interiors and amenities. All surgeons at this hospital are local to the area, meaning patients always have access to excellent care.

Highgate Private Hospital is in easy reach of Central London and the Home Counties. All of its 43 patient bedrooms are private and en-suite. Over 200 of London’s most experienced consultants and specialists work with the hospital, which provides a wide range of medical and cosmetic procedures.

Cosmesurge is based in the heart of Harley Street and caters for clients seeking a discreet boutique experience for their cosmetic surgery procedure. The group is part of the UAE’s largest healthcare providers, providing a range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the heart of London.

Your Ear Pinning in London

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Ears can be genetically disposed to sitting outwards away from the skull, or there might be a lack of a natural curve in the upper part of the ear, which can make the ears protrude away from the head. One of the ways you can correct this is by having your ears pinned, which is also known as otoplasty.

To achieve more streamlined ears, your surgeon will make an incision behind the ear in order to expose and then reshape the cartilage. By making an incision here, ensures any scars will be very discreet.

Your surgeon will suture each ear into its new position, checking throughout that it is sitting correctly and much flatter to the head. Once they are happy with the new size, shape or positioning, they will close the incision. Your ears will then be tightly bandaged to help stabilise their new positioning, where you will return to the ward.

As ear pinning is a short procedure taking between one to two hours to complete, you should be able to go home the same day. There are some aftercare steps you must take for the first few weeks, and it’s advised that you take at least one week off work to recover from surgery.

It may take three to six months for your ears to fully heal and settle into their new position.

London Pinnaplasty: Frequently Asked Questions

If you are currently researching ear pinning in London, we know you are bound to have a lot of questions. Here we will answer some of your top questions below.

Will an ear pinning operation affect my hearing?
Can I still wear glasses after my operation?
Will I require a general or local anesthetic?

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