Ear Correction or Pinnaplasty

The science bit

What Is Ear Correction?

Both men and women can suffer from large or protruding ears or split or misshapen earlobes. These features can cause embarrassment and ridicule, damaging your confidence and self-esteem. Ear correction is suitable for men and women from their late teens upwards.

Ear correction surgery is a cosmetic procedure that tackles these confidence issues by removing or reshaping the cartilage that makes up your ears or pinning them back if their current shape means they stick out.


What Can I Expect from Ear Correction?

This usually involves making incisions behind the ear, re-shaping the cartilage, repositioning the ear and securing everything with dissolvable stitches. It’s a relatively simple procedure performed under local or general anaesthetic, and it takes around an hour.

What Is the Recovery Time from Ear Correction?

Most patients leave the hospital within a few hours of their surgery. Afterwards your ears are likely to be sore, swollen and bruised to begin with, so we will bandage the area for you. You will need to wear this ‘full’ bandage for about a week.

What Are the Side Effects of Pinnaplasty?

Bruising, swelling, and tenderness are common. But when you wear a supportive headband for a week it relieves the side effects.

How Long do the Effects Last?

This is a permanent solution to protruding ears. As long as you adhere to the strict aftercare we recommend, wearing support at night after the initial bandage is removed to avoid the ear returning to its previous position, all should be well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Any Alternatives to Pinnaplasty?
If it suits your case better, we can consider you for a Non-Surgical Earfold Treatment. Ask us for details – we can discuss everything in detail at your consultation.
How Will I Feel?
If protruding or mis-shapen ears, split lobes or anything else has been making your life a misery, you will feel so much better once the bandages come off and your ear or ears are healed. You can have your hair the way you want it, wear earrings rather than hiding your ears, and it feels fabulous.
Disclaimer: Results and patient experiences may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors including age, medical history, lifestyle and more.
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