Ear Correction (Pinnaplasty / Otoplasty)

Pinnaplasty, also known as otoplasty, is the treatment or correction of prominent ears due to their size or shape. Ears that stick out can be uncomfortable and cause embarrassment.

I have received exceptional treatment, I was extremely well looked after on the ward post op and everyone I have encountered has been friendly, helpful, supportive and thoroughly professional.”

Having the ears resized or re-positioned/pinned back can boost self-esteem in both children and adults. Pinnaplasty surgery takes approximately one hour. An incision is made at the back of the ear and the cartilage will be reshaped or remodeled into a less protruding shape. The procedure can be performed under either general or local anaesthetic.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I need to wear following the procedure?

You will be sent home with the dressing on post surgery which will need to be kept on for a week. Once the dressing has been removed a headband will need to be worn at night for approximately 1-2 weeks.

Will my hearing be affected?

Your hearing may be muffled initially due to the dressing and headband.

How soon can I drive after surgery?

It is advised that you should not drive for 1 week post surgery.

Is the procedure painful?

Pain varies for everybody. We individually tailor your pain control to suit your needs. It is normal to have pain post surgery as a result of the surgery swelling and bruising. We recommend taking 1 week off work to recover and regular pain killers to manage the pain.

Further information

For more detailed information regarding this procedure, please click here to read the patient information brochures written by our Cosmetic Surgeons.

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