Pinnaplasty (Otoplasty)


Prominent Ear Correction

Pinnaplasty (Otoplasty)

Treatment overview

Pinnaplasty, also known as Otoplasty, is the surgical procedure to improve prominent ears. This procedure is commonly referred as pinning back the ears. Prominent ears are a very common condition. This arises from when the anti helical fold is not developed in people or if they have a deep conchal bowl.

There are some alternative methods of prominent ear correction such as the Earfold. The Earfold was a metal clip inserted into the ear to create the anti helical fold. This clip has now been discontinued and so pinnaplasty remains the main treatment for prominent ear correction.

To find out more information about Pinnaplasty in Manchester and Cheshire, or to book a consultation please contact us via our contact form.

  • Procedure time:
    1-2 Hours

  • Length of stay:

  • Return to work:
    1 weeks

  • Anaesthetic:

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Your consultation

Through comprehensive consultations, we ensure a thorough understanding of your aesthetic objectives while addressing any potential risks associated with the surgical procedure.

  • In depth discussion about your desired outcomes
  • Planning bespoke solutions to address your concerns
  • Active involvement of the patient is integral to the decision-making process.
  • A thorough examination is conducted
  • Deliver the highest quality of care for our patients
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Before & Afters

“Couldn’t be happier with the pinaplasy procedure done by Dr Nassab. I was slightly worried about the end result but it’s turned out perfect. Would highly recommend.”



There are a few different techniques available for correction of protruding ears.  The procedure is often referred to as ear pinning.  The traditional method of surgery is known as pinnaplasty or otoplasty.


Pinnaplasty is the surgical procedure to pin back bat ears.  This involves a cut behind the ear and then folding of the cartilage to pull back the protruding ears.  Frequently, a head bandage is required following this procedure.


The Earfold is a new method of prominent ear correction.  This uses an implantable clip to fold back the cartilage.  This is inserted through an incision on the front of the ear.  The Earfold has now been discontinued.

The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic although some patients may prefer a general anaesthetic.  You will be able to go home the same day following your operation.  There will usually be a head bandage on for about one week afterwards.

The potential complications include: Recurrence of the ear prominence; Scarring;  Numbness or Change in Sensation; Asymmetry; Bleeding or Haematoma; Infection; Wound breakdown; Suture extrusion; Ear deformity;  and, Anaesthetic related problems.

Pinnaplasty or Otoplasty cost starts from £4500 under local anaesthetic but this would be more if performed under general anaesthetic.

The procedure is performed in our CLNQ clinics in Deansgate Square, Manchester and Knutsford, Cheshire.

Pinnaplasty under Local Anaesthetic

Prices from £4500


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