Ear correction surgery, also known as ear pinning or otoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure to alter the size or shape of the ears or pin them back if they stick out. Some people have this procedure as a child, however, adults who feel their ears stick out often choose corrective cosmetic ear pinning at our clinics.
Are you considering Ear Correction surgery?
Many people are born with prominent ears – ears that stick out. La Belle Forme can now offer ear correction (pinnaplasty) using the Earfold treatment. One of the huge advantages of the Earfold procedure is that patients can see how their ears will look before they have the treatment done.
Up to 1 in 20 people could be said to suffer from prominent ears and can benefit from ear correction. A sizeable percentage of people experience psychological distress because of the appearance of their ears. Children, in particular, may suffer from comments and teasing which is hurtful and can result in a significant loss of confidence.
Children who miss out on corrective surgery often become adults who are still insecure about the appearance of their ears. Women are usually able to cover their ears with long hair but then avoid wearing their hair up. This can be more difficult for men, who may avoid shorter haircuts to avoid revealing this feature of their appearance. Concerns about appearance are known to have a big impact on an individual’s day-to-day life, but, this does not have to be the case.
The first step to a new and more confident you us for us to carry out a full assessment of your current health, medical history and the assess the look you want to achieve. This starts with your initial consultation which will be offset against your surgery if you decide to go ahead. Our consultation fees start from £50.
At your consultation we will discuss your current health, medical history and the overall look you want to achieve. Patients will also have the opportunity to ask their surgeon as many questions as they like such as what’s involved in the ear correction procedures and recovery times.
Before and After
Below are before and after images of a patient who has recently undergone Ear Pinning surgery.
The cost of Ear Pinning surgery can be found on our prices page.
You can spread the cost of your Ear Pinning surgery up to 4 years. Ask a member of our team about finance options.
Make an Enquiry
To arrange a Consultation simply complete our Enquiry Form and a member of our team will call you back. You can of course call us on 0141 552 0828 (Glasgow) or 0131 357 6910 (Edinburgh).
The procedure for Ear Pinning, which is suitable for adults and children above the age of seven, works by folding back the ear through the insertion of a small implant made of nitinol metal alloy. Nitinol belongs to a class of materials called Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) and these alloys can be made to remember a particular shape; hence, the Earfold implant has been designed to a pre-set shape, and when released, the implant grips the cartilage and folds the ear into the desired new shape. The implant is also coated in 24-carat gold to reduce its visibility through the skin. Most patients will require one or two implants, depending on the look they wish to achieve. The implants are permanent fixtures and are designed to be completely biocompatible in the patient’s ear.