Protruding ears are common and can result in bullying, especially in childhood. We perform the ear pinning procedure at any age. Ideally the operation is done before the child starts school, to prevent emotional distress. The second most common reason for ear corrections is stretched or ripped earlobes due to wearing earrings. Many patients also are discontent with the increasing size of the entire ear as they grow older. All of these complaints can be corrected by minimally invasive procedures.

What happens during the surgery?

For ear pinning surgery, the ear cartilage is usually reshaped. This is done by weakening the cartilage and applying stabilising sutures. Scars are practically invisible after the operation, since the incision is usually made behind the ear. The incision usually heals quickly. You will be able to return to work after a few days.
Before your surgery, we will book you in for an initial consultation to discuss your expectations and explain the risks. The surgery is done under local or general anaesthesia, depending on the extent of the correction.