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Ear Pinning (Pinnaplasty)

Ears that are too large or stick out can make anyone self concious about their appearance. Ear pinnaplasty is the form of surgery which corrects prominent ears and re-designs them to make them much more compatible with the face.

In the case of facial cosmetic surgery it is important to recognise that the reasons for change are not only visual but also to help with self esteem issues and self confidence.

Changes to features on the head and face can mean a whole new lease of life and give you the self belief to achieve things you had never thought possible. 

In any form of surgery it is important to discuss the reasons for wanting the procedure with the consultant prior to any operation and specialists will always be on hand to answer any further questions. 

The operation can be performed either under local anaesthetic or under general anaesthetic, a choice to discuss with the individual consultant and patient. 

The operation will involve small cuts being made in the crease of the ear and the cartilage re-shaped through the incisions. The ear will then be stitched back into the desired position by the consultant and the ear packed with moulding material before being bandaged. 

Most patients will be able to return home the same day, however if general anaesthetic has been used we ask that a member of the family or friend be on hand to drive the patient home. The operation is fairly straight forward, however with any surgery there will be an amount of discomfort following the procedure. This pain can be managed by pain killers which can be discussed with your consultant. 

The bandages will be removed after about a week and at this point you may return to work. It is important for another couple of weeks after that strenuous exercise is avoided. When everything is healed correctly you will then return to the hospital to have the stitches removed. 

If you are paying for your own treatment all costs will be discussed and explained prior to any treatment taking place. This will be confirmed in writing along with any surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees and hospital charges prior to admission.


The Sefton Suite
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Lower Lane
L9 7AL
Telephone: 0151 330 6551