(Ear Pinning Surgery)

Otoplasty (Ear Pinning Surgery) in London, Milton Keynes, and Northampton


1 hour


Local anaesthetic

Hospital Stay

Daycase with
no overnight stay


1-2 weeks


After 4 weeks


2 – 3 weeks

Full Recovery

6 – 9 months


Consultation £100. Procedure from £5,500

What is Ear Pinning Surgery?

Otoplasty, pinnaplasty, or cosmetic ear surgery is a procedure performed
to decrease the prominence of your ears. This is a very common cosmetic procedure that alters the projection of the ears so they are positioned
closer to the head and are no longer sticking out.

Other procedures include changing the shape and size of the ears, or correcting misshapen ears due to an injury or birth defect.


To discuss Otoplasty with British Face Clinic call us on 07590817036.


Why Undergo Otoplasty?

Patients with over projected ears often feel self-conscious about how their ears look. To compensate, patients will often adjust their hair to cover the ears whilst those with long hair may refrain from wearing their hair up.

By undergoing ear correction surgery the patient regains their confidence, which in turn improves their self-esteem.

Mr Supriya can also discuss altering the size and shape of the ear by reducing the ear lobe. Patients with large or misshapen ears can also experience low self esteem which is regained through corrective surgery.


How ear surgery works

What are the advantages and disadvantages of ear surgery?


  • Lifelong results
  • Self-confidence is restored
  • We can achieve significant changes to the ear’s appearance


  • You need to wear a head bandage for 2 (two) weeks
  • Your ear can be sore and tender during the first week
  • Once the cartilage is removed it cannot be restored

How do I prepare for ear surgery?

Our pre-operative guide helps ensure you get the best results from your otoplasty surgery.

Taking Arnica tablets for 1 week before and 1 week after surgery can help reduce bruising and swelling.

Do not take aspirin or any drug that increases bleeding 2 (two) weeks before your surgery. If in doubt call our office. Also avoid herbal products such as Gingko, Garlic, or Ginseng. All of these products can be resumed 2 (two) weeks after surgery.
If you take daily medications (for example: for your heart, blood pressure, etc.) you can continue to take them as you would but only with small sips of water to swallow them.
The night before and the morning of your surgery wash your face, body, and hair with an antibacterial soap. Baby shampoo can also be used.

Remind your doctor and staff of any special concerns or conditions.
Do not wear any skin products, moisturizers, makeup, lipstick, eyeliner, hair spray, nail polish or fragrances from the neck up.
Patients with long hair should wear it back and tied up and should bring some hair clips on the day.
Wear loose clothing, sweats or PJ’s and avoid wearing pull over tops (button-up or zip-up shirts).
You need to have someone to take you home following surgery and to stay with you. The length of time you need a caretaker is very individual, but we recommend for at least the first 24-48 hours.


What result can I expect?

As part of your consultation, Mr Supriya will discuss in detail what your goals are and will develop a treatment plan with you to meet your expectations.

As the surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic, patients can see the results mid procedure before the bandage and dressings are applied. Pinnaplasty is a relatively straightforward procedure with great impact. There is a very low revision rate with Otoplasty as patients are generally very happy with the results.

What is the cost of Otoplasty?

At our private Otoplasty clinic, Otoplasty starts from £5,500 including all hospital, anaesthetist and surgical fees as well as your pre and post-operative care.

Otoplasty Recovery Timeline

Following surgery at our private Otoplasty clinic patients understandably want to know what their final results will be. Our timeline below gives you a guide to when you will see and enjoy your results.

1st day post op

You may feel slight discomfort in the first 24 hours after surgery as the anaesthetic wears off. Paracetamol will help ease this. As your procedure is a daycase you will have been allowed home on the same day with a full head bandage applied.

1 week post op

It can take a few months for swelling to disappear and for patients to regain feeling in their ears. Patients are asked to continue to wear a headband at night for at least 2 (two) weeks after their bandages are removed.


Full recovery

It can take a few months for swelling to disappear and for patients to regain feeling in their ears. Patients are asked to continue to wear a headband at night for at least 2 (two) weeks after their bandages are removed.


Ear surgery risks​

See Before and After Pictures of Otoplasty

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Tips for a Healthy Recovery

Regardless of the procedure there will be both physical and emotional issues to consider during recovery. It’s important to remember not to rush the healing process.

Here are some helpful hints for a healthy recovery.