Ear Pinning and Otoplasty Surgery With Beyond Beauty

Ear Pinning Surgery , Otoplasty or Pinnaplasty  is performed at our London clinic. Patients are usually able to go home the same day. It is a simple operation with minimal complications.

Prominent or protruding ears are commonly referred to as ‘bat ears’. They are present in 1-2% of the population. Although they do not cause any physical problems some people, especially children, may be severely teased about their ears and feel very self-conscious.

Otoplasty surgery which also referred to as pinnaplasty or ‘ear pinning’ is the cosmetic surgery treatment used to correct unwanted parts of the ear:

  1. The outer rim of the ear should bend backwards, producing a forward curve – the antehelical fold. In many cases of prominent ear, this is poorly formed or absent.
  2.  The round, shell-like part surrounding the ear canal. It may be larger or rotated outwards and often co-exists with a poor antehelical fold.

Both the above cases of ear correction can be corrected with cosmetic surgery.

Otoplasty is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. Patients will usually go home the same day, although your surgeon will advise you about your specific case when you book your consultation.

How is ear pinning (Otoplasty) surgery done?

An incision is made in a crease behind the ear, after which the cartilage will be remodelled and fixed with permanent internal stitches. If the conchal bowl needs to be reduced, this is done through this same incision so that there are no extra scars. You will have a follow-up consultation after 6-12 weeks.

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Many patients who suffer from low self esteem or teasing as a result of protruding ears opt for otoplasty surgery. It is a great procedure for both men and women and we would recommend the patient to be over the age of 18 and in good medical condition.

An incision is made in a crease behind the ear, after which the cartilage will be remodelled and fixed with permanent internal stitches. If the conchal bowl needs to be reduced, this is done through this same incision so that there are no extra scars. You will have a follow-up consultation after 6-12 weeks.

Generally speaking the ideal patients should be over 18 years of age and in good medical condition. There is no upper age limit so long as the patient is healthy.

You will need to be in good health, with good healing prospects, and must stop smoking before and after the operation. Another consideration is aspirin and aspirin-like medications, which should be avoided to prevent bleeding.

Otoplasty surgery is usually performed under a general anaesthetic.

You can start light activities as soon as you leave hospital, but nothing strenuous. You need to leave the dressing alone until the dressing appointment, 7-10 days after surgery. There may be some slight discomfort, but paracetamol is usually enough to deal with it.

Most patients find 2 weeks is enough time to recover from the surgery however as a precaution patients should be advised not to resume contact sports for three months.

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Price Plan

Otoplasty surgery cost will vary depending on specific case however we find that most patients spend around £3000 GBP. This price is all inclusive including all hospital fees.

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