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Prominent ears are most often than not a condition from birth, although occasionally can be caused by an injury. A child or an adult with ears “sticking out” can suffer from low self esteem or even bullying and may result in patients growing their hair or wearing hats and headbands to cover them.

Ear pinning, also known as pinnaplasty or otoplasty is a surgical procedure that changes the shape of the ears by placing them closer to the head. Although pinnaplasty is frequently carried out in children between the age of five and 15,  it can be performed in adults too. Children need to be at least five years old because that is when the ear cartilages are fully developed.

Prominent ear correction is done as a day case under either local or general anaesthetic. It involves making an incision behind the ear and reshaping the cartilages with permanent sutures. The ears are then pinned back into place with sutures and the skin is stitched up with dissolvable sutures. After the otoplasty the patient wears a dressing for 10 days to alow the wounds to heal up. Newly pinned back ears need to be protected with a headband day and night for six to 12 weeks.

After pinnaplasty you will be able to return to school or work in two weeks. For the first week you will need to keep your dressings dry and head elevated. Sports including swimming should be avoided for at least six weeks. Miss Breahna will tailor your recommendations according to your individual lifestyle. Following these instructions is an important part of a successful otoplasty.

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Frequently asked questions

You are a good candidate if you are unhappy with the appearance of your ears. A thorough consultation with Anca is required to assess your eligibility for the surgery.

Pinnaplasty is a safe procedure when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon.

A certain level of pain and discomfort can be experienced after pinnaplasty. The procedure is performed with the use of anaesthetic and analgesic medication is prescribed for the recovery period.

Results are usually visible 3 months after the operation when the swelling has disappeared and the ears have settled into their new position.


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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.



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  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

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Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans or to request more information about the procedure, contact us.

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Team

Call Claire on 0800 080 6026 or Joedy on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

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