NHS Ear Correction (Otoplasty/Pinnaplasty)

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NHS Funding for Ear Correction

Cosmetic surgery is very rarely allocated funding on the NHS.  The only exceptions to this would be if your individual case is not solely for cosmetic reasons.  If you can demonstrate that ear correction surgery will affect your mental or physical health, then your case might be considered for NHS funding.  In order to find out if this might be relevant to you, then you need to discuss this in depth with your GP.  They will have to make an assessment of your problems and gauge whether or not having otoplasty will seriously make a difference to your life.  If this is the case then it is likely that they will ask you to also be assessed by a surgeon before making a final decision.  You are more likely to be successful if you have an inherited problem such as shell or cup ears or if you can indicate that the problem is having a real impact upon your mental health.  You shouldn’t rely on getting NHS funding, as it is very rarely awarded and you will need a very strong case in order to even be considered.

Loans or Grants for Ear Correction

There is a lot to think about when looking into the cost of any cosmetic surgery.  For example, not only is there the initial cost of the surgery itself, but also the price you may have to pay for taking time out of work to recover.  Depending on where you have the surgery the traveling costs might add up, and also you might need extra treatments that might not be included in the initial price.  This can all add up, and often it is the case that although someone would like to have ear correction, they just can’t afford to.  There are a lot of private companies that offer loans to allow you to pay for your surgery, and these all have different interest rates and time frames to allow you to pay the money back.  If finances might be a problem but you are still very keen to have the surgery one of these loans might make it possible.   

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