Ear pinning (pinnaplasty/
otoplasty)

Ears come in different shapes and sizes. Variations, such as prominence can be a cause of embarrassment and can affect one’s self-confidence. A pinnaplasty, also known as ‘otoplasty’ or ‘ear pinning’, is a procedure that improves the appearance of your ears by correcting any protrusion or disproportion.

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There are different types of pinnaplasty and Mr Ridha will select the most appropriate technique to achieve a natural appearance. Mr Ridha will assess the features of your ears, discuss your concerns and expectations before developing a tailored plan unique to your ideals to achieve an improved aesthetic outcome.

A pinnaplasty is performed under local or general anaesthetic. Small incisions are made in the natural crease behind the ear to expose the cartilage. The cartilage is then sculpted and/or folded using sutures to reshape and set back the ear to the desired position.

Duration of surgery

1 - 2 hours

Anaesthesia

General or local anaesthetic

Hospital stay

Daycase

Recovery

1 week off work