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Pinnaplasty (Ear Pinning)

A cosmetic surgery to pin back ears that stick out excessively

Pinnaplasty Ear Pinning procedure in Ireland at venus medical

Pinnaplasty or otoplasty is an ear correction cosmetic surgery in which we resize, reshape, and pin back ears that stick out.

In most people, the ears protrude about 2 cm and at an angle of 20-30 degrees from the sides of the head. People who have more prominent ears that stick out at a larger angle than this can find their appearance bothersome. Prominent ears usually run in the family but can occur randomly as well.

The pinna is the outer ear. Pinnaplasty refers to a surgical reshaping and repositioning of the pinna to improve a person’s appearance.  At Venus Medical, we treat adults only, under local anaesthesia.  

To perform a pinnaplasty or ear pinning procedure, Mr Shadab I. Ahmad uses local anaesthesia and makes an incision behind the ear. He then applies sutures to permanently hold back the ear in a more aesthetically pleasing position. The procedure may also include some cartilage remodelling or removal to give a more pleasing shape to the outer ear. 

You can find out if you are a suitable candidate for pinnaplasty (ear pinning surgery) during a consultation with our experienced  consultant plastic surgeon at Venus Medical.


No. of sessions


Treatment time

1-2 hours

Recovery time

1-2 weeks



Why Pinnaplasty (Ear Pinning Surgery) at Venus Medical?

  • Mr Ahmad has extensive experience in performing ear correction surgeries.
  • Venus Medical is a multi award-winning aesthetic clinic in Dublin offering a wide range of cosmetic treatments and aesthetic and plastic surgeries.
  • To ensure patient satisfaction, we offer one-on-one consultations and create a personalized treatment plan to help you accomplish your aesthetic desires and goals. 
  • We perform pinnaplasty under local anaesthesia for fast recovery.

We’re here to help you achieve natural-looking results whatever your concerns.

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Women who are bothered by sagging or drooping breasts that have lost shape and volume and become flat, pendulous, or elongated, with nipples pointing down or falling below the breast crease, with areolas that are enlarged and stretched, or with one breast lower than the other, and who want to restore the breasts to a perkier, more youthful position with long-lasting results.

Ideal Candidate for Pinnaplasty (Ear Pinning)

Men and women with protruding ears who are bothered by their appearance and want the ears pinned back towards the head.

More than outstanding and immensely professional. Although it was my first time, he made me feel absolutely comfortable and was so engaging during and after the procedure.