Living with big ears
It is easy to understand why an adult wants to fix his big ears. The medical term is Otoplasty, surgery that is intended to correct oversized or protruding ears. It can be performed at almost any age after the ear is fully developed. The most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte recommends that otoplasty be performed before a child starts school. However, we would also note that adults are excellent candidates for otoplasty. Typically, there is no additional risk associated with ear surgery on an adult. Otoplasty can correct both congenital defects, and issues that become apparent with development. It is also an effective solution for treating ears that are misshaped by injury.
Otoplasty is an aesthetic procedure. The goal is to alter the size, position, or proportion of the ears. The outcome is different for every individual. After otoplasty, adults who have long lived with the stigma or oversized or misshapen ears, experience new found self-confidence and better body image. If the ears stick out, surgery can be performed to flatten them, bringing them closer against the head. In the event that one ear sits at a higher position than the other, both ears can be adjusted to create a natural looking symmetry. Large, oversized ears are addressed distinctly, with a great deal of success.
When to consider otoplasty
There are numerous reasons why an adult would want to undergo surgery to correct his or her ears. Consider the following:
• Adults who were born with excessively large or small ears
• Adults whose ears are uneven on their head, or oddly placed
• Adults who have ears that stick out prominently
• If you have suffered an injury that has affected the shape or positioning of your ears
These are only a few of the most common reasons why an adult may want to consider ear surgery. The surgery is available for any adult who is in good general health, and who has a positive attitude with realistic expectations.
Otoplasty in Charlotte, NC
Dr. Freeman specializes in faces only. As Charlotte’s most experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Freeman has refined existing techniques and created new ones. Many of his techniques have been adopted by surgeons across the country. Dr. Freeman’s patients enjoy the benefit of individualized treatment plans, and techniques that are a little more refined. Every patient is carefully assessed, to determine what they want changed, and what procedures would give them the best possible results. If you choose Dr. Freeman for otoplasty, you will be provided with complete and simple instructions to follow before and after surgery in order to ensure that you experience a comfortable recovery. Dr. Freeman has satisfied patients all over North Carolina and from throughout the Southeast.