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Pinnaplasty (Bilateral)

Ears that ‘stick out’ are most often a genetic condition that occurs from birth, but may also be caused by injury / trauma. It is considered to be the norm for ears to lie flat against the head, so when they do not, the ears can then become a noticeable feature that some consider to be unattractive.

A pinnaplasty procedure is used to help flatten the appearance of one or both of the ears, ‘pinning’ them back. At Chester Cosmetic Surgery this is a day case procedure that may be carried out using either a general or a local anaesthetic. This surgery is frequently carried out on children who often suffer the effects of others’ comments, but it is not uncommon for adults to also request the procedure.

Although each case is approached individually, the surgery typically involves Miss Breahna making a small cut behind the ear to allow her to place stitches that bring the ear closer to the head. As well as stitches, a head bandage will help to keep the repositioned ears in place while they heal, which may need to be worn for up to 6 weeks (everyday and night for 2 weeks, then just at night for a further 4 weeks).

The ears will need to be kept dry for around 1 week, and when you’re able to start washing your hair, you’ll need to use warm water and gentle products. Stitches are usually removed at a follow up appointment 7 – 10 days after the procedure, which is when you may be able to return to school / work.

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Frequently asked questions

Chester Cosmetic Surgery often considers patients for this procedure if they are unhappy with the appearance of particularly protruding ears. A thorough consultation will ensure you are fully informed on the details of the surgery, and what results to expect.

Pinnaplasty is a safe procedure for correcting the appearance of prominent ears. Miss Breahna takes great care of her patients and ensures she uses the most suitable approach and up to date surgical techniques.

Pain and discomfort are to be expected with pinnaplasty. During the consultation we will discuss the most suitable anaesthetic to use to ensure you won’t feel a thing during the procedure. You may need to take oral pain relief for a few weeks after surgery to minimise any post-surgery discomfort.

Swelling and bruising will be the result of cutting into the skin and tissues. Whilst bruising will disappear after 7 – 10 days, swelling may take several weeks to subside, along with any sensitivity. Occasionally the stitches can loosen up and part of (or the entire ear) may need to be pinned back again. 

Results are usually visible 3 months after the operation when the swelling has disappeared and the ears have settled into their new position. Scats are often hidden as incisions are made behind the ears, but may take up to 12 months to fully soften.


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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery

Ms 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 wide range of Hand Surgery and Skin Surgery and Aesthetic Breast, Body and Face Surgery,

Anca Breahna - Female Plastic Surgeon in Chester UK

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

The team at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery look forward to meeting you and will treat you with respect, consideration and empathy.

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  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Get a Medical Referral before your consultation at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery

  • A Referral from your Doctor is not essential however it is recommended to have one

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is usually available on-site
  • 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

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

  • Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans
  • Request more information about the procedure – call us or email 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 Secretary

Call Clare on 07538 012918 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

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