ear pinning surgery


Ear Pinning Surgery, known medically as Otoplasty or Pinnaplasty is a common corrective procedure that is used to move the ears and place them at a more natural position on your head. The result generally ensures that the ears “stick out” less than they currently do.

Otoplasty, more commonly known as Ear Pinning Surgery, is a frequently performed surgical procedure used to give people confidence in their ear shape and position.

It’s mostly used to “pin back” the ears to remove that sticking-out appearance and is a popular choice in the cosmetic surgery industry. 

Ear Pinning surgery is used to reshape and position the cartilage in your ears, which helps to give them a less protruding angle – hence being “pinned back”.

Who Is Ear Pinning Surgery Suitable For?

Despite Ear Pinning surgery being a popular treatment for children and young adults, here at Zenith Cosmetic Clinics we do not treat anyone who is under the age of 18. As long as you meet this criterion, the Otoplasty procedure is suitable for anyone who requires their ears reshaping. 

During Otoplasty Surgery

When undertaking your Otoplasty surgery, your Surgeon typically makes a small incision at the back of the ear and then cuts the cartilage where necessary to create a natural looking fold. The new fold is then held in place with stitches and a cotton wool dressing is applied to splint the ear to the head and ensure comfort while healing. Ear Pinning / Correction surgery generally takes between 1-2 hours and you will be allowed to go home on the same day! 

Before Your Ear Pinning Procedure

You will meet with your specific Surgeon and allocated Patient Coordinator numerous times before your surgery to assess your suitability for the procedure, and to discuss the possible risks and complications. The Surgeon will confirm what is expected and you will sign a patient consent form once you are happy and be taken through all the details of your procedure.

You will need to attend a Pre-Operative Assessment between 2-5 weeks prior to your surgery date. This is where you will come and meet either our Registered General Nurse or Senior Doctor and they will go through your medical history, take your measurements (height, weight, BMI) and perform a blood and MRSA test to ensure you are fit for surgery!

It is also important that you stop smoking at least 4 weeks before your surgery and continue without smoking for 4 weeks afterwards.

Otoplasty Aftercare

It is expected that your ears will be slightly sore for a few days after surgery, so it’s advisable to rest as much as possible.

To limit the risk of infection and problems with healing, your dressing will need to be kept in place for 10-days before being removed. 

Once your dressing is removed, you will notice that your ears may appear slightly bruised or red in colour, but flat. At night, your ears should be kept flat with a headband to really maximise the results of your surgery.

Why Choose Zenith Cosmetic Clinics for Ear Pinning?

Here at Zenith Cosmetic Clinics, all ear pinning procedures are performed on-site by our extremely experienced Surgeons. They will show you exactly what can be achieved in your particular situation. You will also be allocated a Patient Care Coordinator who will be by your side every step of the way!

We also have an Operating Theatre, Recovery Room and Aftercare Suite within our Nottingham Clinic so you can find comfort in the fact everything is done under one roof.

Not only this, but any follow up appointments are included in the price and there are a range of payment options available. We are also registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and all Plastic Surgeons are fully registered as specialists with the GMC. Finally, we are full members of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) so you can be assured you are in safe hands at Zenith Cosmetic Clinics.


Expect to be in the clinic for 2-3 hours to allow for waking up and having a cup of tea after your surgery.

Not at all, the procedure itself is performed under a General Anaesthetic so there is absolutely no pain, only slight soreness during healing.

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Patients are often concerned about affordability of a treatment. To help alleviate this concern we provide flexible payment plans to suit your budget.

We can offer six months 0% interest option for any procedure over the value of £1000. Interest bearing options are also available if you wish to spread your payments over a longer period of up to 5 years. Please contact our team on 0115 959 6999 for further details or click the link below.

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