Prominent ears can cause you to feel self-conscious, right from childhood.
You may have been teased in school by other children and later on it may limit your choice of hairstyle. Pinnaplasty is a neat operation to remedy this, which will improve the shape or position of your ears.
How Does Ear Correction Surgery Work?
Elena will work on the skin and cartilage through discrete incisions placed behind each ear, which means the scars will not be visible. There are a number of techniques she can use to reshape or ‘pin back’ the ears which we will discuss together at length during your examination in my clinic.
It is normal to have a second consultation, for you to ask any further questions, once you have had time to consider the different surgical options. After the decision is made we will carefully prepare for your surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is There An Ideal Age For Ear Pinning/Ear Correction Surgery ?
Ears can be considered prominent if they stand out more than 2 centimeters from the side of the head. Otoplasty is more common during childhood but can be performed on patients of any age.
How Do I Know That Pinnaplasty Is Right For Me ?
You and your surgeon would discuss whether you are a good candidate for ear reshaping, Pinnaplasty or otoplasty will not alter hearing ability. What is important for successful treatment is that the ears be in proportion to the size and shape of the face and head.
What Is The Cost Of Surgery ?
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What Is The Recovery For Pinnaplasty ?
You should rest and avoid any strenuous activity in the first two to three weeks. The full benefits of pinnaplasty may not be visible until six weeks after your surgery. Most patients make a quick recovery from pinnaplasty.
Are There Risks To Ear Pinning Cosmetic Surgery ?
Elena will talk you through all the necessary pre-surgery investigations, as well as the after-care required. She will also fully explain the risks associated with the operation. We will only go ahead with the procedure once you are completely ready and happy with the choice you have made together.
What Happens During The Procedure ?
Pinnaplasty is performed under local or general anaesthetic, depending on the age of the patient. The operation usually takes about one to two hours. The surgeon will make a cut to the back of the ear and peel off some skin from the cartilage. The shape of the cartilage is changed so that the ear is closer to the head. Elena can also correct the symmetry of the ears too. The wounds are then closed with stitches and a dressing is applied.
The total cost of the surgery will be confirmed after the first consultation.
The cost includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all post-operative visits. The initial consultation fee will be invoiced separately. The prices apply only at the time of publication and are subject to changes without notification.
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EG – Removal & Replacement of Implants
Elena was recommended to me and as soon as I met her I felt entirely comfortable. Her explanations made sense in terms of expectations. Having made the big decision I did feel nervous but had absolute trust and confidence in Elena. I knew I was in the best hands. Elena's team is so supportive, my questions were answered with patience and understanding. My care at the McIndoe Centre was excellent. I am five weeks post op for abdominoplasty and liposuction and last week. Quite amazing to see the before and after pictures! I am so pleased that I was fortunate enough to meet Elena and have no hesitation in recommending her.
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