Ear reshaping (pinnaplasty)

Increase your self confidence with ear reshaping from Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery

Pinnaplasty or otoplasty, will make your ears smaller, stick out less and generally give you an appearance you’re happier with.

Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery is one of Yorkshire’s leading plastic surgery clinics offering pinnaplasty, (otoplasty). All our clinics are located at premium private hospitals across the region, from York to Darlington, Stockton to Middlesborough so you can rest assured you will receive the best quality of care and a level of service that is second to none.

All our cosmetic surgery is performed by UK trained and fully qualified Consultant Plastic Surgeons with more than 15 years clinical experience delivering high quality, high value, clinical solutions.

We’ll help you achieve the the outcome your want.

  • Prodedure time – 1.5 hours
  • Anaesthetic – general (asleep)
  • Downtime – 1 week
  • Cost – from £3,220

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Setting back prominent ears

About 2% of the UK population consider their ears to be too prominent so you’re not alone! Often the shape and position of your ears is inherited, sometimes one ear is more prominent than the other. People with prominent ears are sometimes teased, particularly during their school years, and this can lead to a loss of self confidence.

The benefits of ear reshaping

  • Improve the overall appearance of your ears
  • Set your ears back so they don’t stick out
  • Make your ears smaller
  • Increase your body-confidence and self-esteem

We’ll arrange a no-obligation consultation to assess your situation and make recommendations. If you decide to proceed, all your care is provided at Private hospitals servicing the region. Choose from clinics in York, Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesborough, so you can rest assured you will receive the best quality of care and a level of service that is second to none.

Ear reshaping (pinnaplasty / otoplasty)

Feel good about your ears and your face with Perfecta, the North’s Number 1 Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

Pinnaplasty / otoplasty from Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery.


What is pinnaplasty?

Pinnaplasty, also known as a bat ear correction, is a procedure to make your ears smaller and set them back so they stick out less. Research shows that pinnaplasty increases body confidence and self-esteem.

What does pinnaplasty involve?

All ears are different size, shape and stick out a varying amount. There are a number of different ways to improve your ears depending on the problem. Most involve making a cut on the back of your ears and then reshaping and repositioning them. We do this either with your awake or asleep – you choose and you can go home the same day. Most of our patients return to their normal activities and work in a week or so and are back to all activities in a few weeks. Typically, your ears takes a few months to settle fully.


  • Initial Consultation
  • Cost of treatment
    FROM £3,220



Before treatment

First appointment

At Perfecta your care is led by your Consultant Plastic Surgeon. Your initial assessment with your surgeon a lasts around half an hour and includes specialist assessment and discussion about how we can help you achieve the result you want. We will go through your options for treatment and then discuss your ear correction with you so you understand what is involved and answer any questions you may have. We will show you photographs of our patients who have had ear surgery to show you the type of outcome we can achieve. We will discuss your hospital care, anaesthetic and recovery and your aftercare plan. We will also discuss the potential risks and complications of surgery, so you are fully informed.

After your appointment we will send you los of information about your treatment options and provide you with a fixed cost for your package of care. We will then give you time and space to decide what you would like to do. When you are ready our office team will help you book a date for your procedure.

Pre-assessment appointment

A few weeks before your procedure you will have an appointment with our nurses for a pre-operative medical. Our nurses will tell you everything you need to know for the day of your procedure, such as what time to stop eating and drinking, what time to come in to the hospital, and what to bring with you. If you have any questions about these details or anything else then please ask your nurse or feel free to email or call us.

Do your research

Read up on your treatment options before your appointment. Good sources of information are our website and the BAPRAS website (www.bapras.co.uk) and BAAPS website (www.baaps.co.uk). It can be helpful to read blogs written by people who have had your procedure. But bear in mind they only have experience of their own journey. Your expert Consultant Plastic Surgeon and our experienced nurses have looked after hundreds of patients and have an unrivalled level of knowledge and understanding to help you. Ask us anything you want to know.

Write down a list of questions 

In the week before your appointment make a note of any questions you want to ask. We will give you lots of useful information during your appointment. Afterwards we will email you with written information to help you make the right decision and make sure you are fully informed. Don’t worry if you forget what you wanted to ask. We will be seeing you for a second appointment or you can email us at any time.

Can I see photos of your work?

Yes of course. We will show you lots of photographs of our patients who have had ear surgery to show the type of improvement we can achieve.

Take some ‘before’ selfies

You might like to take some photos before your procedure to remind you how you used to look! We will also do this on the day of your procedure for your medical records. 

Can I get finance? 

The private hospitals we work with offer finance for your procedure. Please ask for further details at your consultation or click here for more information.

On the day of your procedure


Things to bring

Bring your phone and charger and a book or magazine. There is always a lot of waiting around in hospital so bring things to keep you amused. There is a TV in your private room and your partner, family member or friend can stay with you the whole time. Bring you dressing gown and slippers and you can stay comfortable in your favourite things whilst you wait.

Will I see my Consultant Plastic Surgeon on the day?

When you arrive at the hospital you will be shown to your private room and your nurse will get you ready for your procedure. At Perfecta your care is led by your Consultant Plastic Surgeon and you will see them again on the day of your procedure to go through some final paperwork, including the hospital consent form, take photographs for your medical records and do your pre-operative markings. Then you are ready to go.

Who will give my anaesthetic?

We only work with experienced Consultant Anaesthetists, all of whom are also NHS Consultant Anaesthetists. You will have the opportunity to meet your Consultant Anaesthetist on the day as well. They will complete your pre-operative assessment to make sure you are safe and ready to go ahead. They will talk you through the anaesthetic and your recovery. General anaesthetic (asleep) can make people feel sick and surgery can be painful. We take great care to make your procedure as smooth as possible and do lots of things to help you wake up without feeling sore or sick. 

Your package of care


All of your after-care is provided as part of your package of care, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. When you are ready to go home, the nurses will give you an appointment for your first check up and removal of your splint a week later. You will see your Consultant Plastic Surgeon 3 months after surgery. If you have any problems in between appointments then don’t worry, just give us a call, speak to the nurses and come back to see us.

When can I go home?

All our ear surgery clients can go home the same day. We sometimes use a head dressing after ear surgery for a week and then suggest you use a wide head band (like the type you use for applying makeup) in bed at night for 6 weeks. We will go through the aftercare in detail before you leave. Most people return to their normal activities and work a week or so after surgery. 

When can I return to normal activities and work?

Please gently return to all your normal activities straight after your procedure. Most of our clients are back to most things (including work) a week or so after ear surgery and are back to everything (Including the gym and exercise classes) in a few weeks. You can drive as soon as you feel safe and able to do so.

When can I go on holiday?

This is a common question in clinic, particularly leading up to the summer. You could travel the following day if you need to. However it would be sensible to wait a couple of weeks. Most patients settle well and without any problems. However if you do have any issues then it is nice to be able to pop in and see us.

Sun protection and skin conditioning

Your skin will be more sensitive in the sun for a while after surgery. Look after yourself in the sun, particularly in the first six months after your procedure. Factor 50 suncream and lots of moisturising cream (or Bio-oil) are helpful. 

What our patients say about Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery

“Fantastic surgeon – even better man”

“Fantastic. Professional throughout, clear about every stage of the process and i’m over the moon with my new ears. Did exactly as i asked, prompt in responses with any extra questions i had. Cannot recommend highly enough if you’re thinking about plastic surgery”.

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