Pinnaplasty

(Ear Pinning)

Summary 

Pinnaplasty is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of the ears, often for children who are being teased or feel self-conscious due to the size or shape of their ears.

Surgery currently only available for patients over the age of 18.

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.

    If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the best consultant for you to see.

    For more information, call our Reservations team on +44 (0) 1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

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  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.

    If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.

    If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation. This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).

    Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.

    If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

    Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

  • Prices

    The table below shows the approximate price for this treatment, which may vary depending on your individual case (see what’s included below).

    Patient pathway Diagnostic investigations Main treatment Post-discharge care Guide Price
    Hospital fees n\a £2,930 Included £2,930
    Guide price Nil £2,930 Nil £2,930
  • What’s Included

    The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital.

    You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons:

    • The Consultant you choose 
    • Your medical history and whether you have any associated medical conditions which may impact this treatment
    • The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you 
    • The type of implant or drug you choose or your Consultant advises is best for you
    • The price includes all of the follow up consultations with your surgeon for a year post operatively
    • The price includes any medically necessary revision surgery free of charge for a year.  Please note, this is not for any aesthetic adjustments as these will be chargeable.

    In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

This operation is carried out under general anaesthetic and/or local anaesthetic, and takes around one hour. A cut is made in the skin close to the ear and the surgeon will move the cartilage to make improvements to the position of the ear. Stitches may need to be put in, but often these are of the dissolvable type so will not need to be removed.

After the operation, the patient will be transferred to a private room and will usually be allowed to return home the following day.

Strenuous activity should be avoided for around two weeks and avoid sport for six weeks after the operation to ensure the wound heals well.

To find out more:

If you would like to come to KIMS, contact our reservations team on 01622 237 727 or email enquiries@kims.org.uk.

Our Consultants

  • Miss Pei-Pei Cheang

    MBBch, FRCS (ORL-HNS), EBFPRS

    • Browlift
    • Dermal fillers
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Rhinoplasty
    • Wrinkle relaxing injections
  • Mr Simon Mackey

    BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCS (Plas)

    • Brachioplasty
    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Browlift
    • Dermal fillers
    • Facelift
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Tummy Tuck
    • Wrinkle relaxing injections
  • Mr Oliver Harley

    MBBS, BSc, MBA, FRCS Ed (Plastic Surgery)

    • Brachioplasty
    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Browlift
    • Dermal fillers
    • Facelift
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Tummy Tuck