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Ear pinning surgery for adult

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Nanny2many · 02/10/2020 16:44

I wanted to ask my ENT doctor before lockdown as I was due to be checked over for something else but now it looks like that appointment won’t happen for a while!

What can I expect on the NHS? If it’s cosmetic will they do it? Or does it have to be a certain degree of severity to qualify?

One ear is much worse than the other but they both only stick out at the top, like Spock ears!!!! If they stuck out top to bottom then I think I would be seen as a stronger contender for sure.

Thank you!

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TomNookTheHustler · 02/10/2020 16:46

Have you heard of Earfold? It's a non-invasive way of pinning wars back, requiring local anaesthetic, might be worth a look?

Nanny2many · 04/10/2020 20:13

tom nook i will have a look, the google pics look promising! I think i should get a consultation and take it from there

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EdwardCullensBiteOnTheSide · 04/10/2020 20:23

I am obviously not recommending you do this op but I used to date a guy that actually used to put superglue behind his ears to hold them back, it worked and I didn't notice until he told me, he'd been doing it for years!

Icanseewhyichangednyusername · 04/10/2020 23:07

EdwardCullensBiteOnTheSide That’s so funny! Poor guy must have had such a complex to resort to such measures. I have considered that but would worry about it going wrong.

I swear if I could numb up my ears, and get to them, i could stitch them back on themselves by myself iyswim.

EdwardCullensBiteOnTheSide · 05/10/2020 12:42

Oh op that sounds so drastic though! But I do know what you mean. It's probably quite a simple op really, I would definitely tell your gp that it's affecting you and see if they can refer you! And yes I agree the guy must have really been affected, but looking at pictures of him when younger they did stick out very noticeably so I can see why he felt so conscious.

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