Pinnoplasty is the medical term for prominent ear correction, commonly known as pinning. Prominent ears are usually the result of a genetic condition, and will not correct themselves naturally over time. Pinnoplasty is a very straightforward procedure that can have obvious merits instantaneously.

We know it can be a source of great insecurity particularly in adulthood. Pinnoplasty is done under local anaesthetic and the surgery takes around an hour and a half, so no overnight is required.

A Pinnoplasty is an operation which aims to pin back prominent ears which are protruding away from the side of the head. During the surgical procedure, incisions are placed behind the ear, through which the cartilage is accessed. The cartilage is remodelled and sutures are used to permanently reposition the ear.  Discomfort and swelling afterward is mild and aftercare requires you to wear headdresses for at least one week, after which the stitches will be removed. This procedure is great since results are immediately visible after the swelling has gone down. 

Pinnoplasty is a commonly performed and safe operation , our surgeons do this procedure regularly with outstanding results. The advantages of this treatment is that it is a very short operation and very simple, easy recovery post operation. Additionally there are so many benefits to from this surgical treatment from improved confidence arising from improved cosmetic appearance of ears.

If you are unhappy with the size of your ears and feel that they stick out, book a consultation with Signature Clinic to discuss your options. Chances are, it will be a case of a straightforward Pinnoplasty procedure, which will quickly show the results you want. Our team will be able to provide you with a lot of information on the treatment, as well as answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.

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