The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Incisionless Otoplasty.


Protruding ears can be distressing to the individual who has them. This procedure aims to improve the appearance of the ear without cutting into the skin. A hollow needle is used to divide the ear cartilage, and stitches buried under the skin are used to remould the ear.

Coding recommendations

D03.3 Pinnaplasty

Includes: Correction of prominent ear.

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