Get your kid’s ears fixed in Charlotte NC
When we say it might be time to get your kid’s ears fixed, we’re not referring to any hearing problems, or to the ear infections that seem to hit small children on a regular basis. We’re just talking about the size and shape of the ears. Mostly the shape — even regular-sized ears can look big if they stick out, and even larger-than-average ears can look normal if they lie more or less flat against the head.
Most forms of facial plastic surgery should not be performed on anyone whose features aren’t fully developed. Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery or ear pinning, is an exception to this rule. It can be performed on children as young as five — and it usually is, to make the children less subject to teasing. Also, it’s necessary to stop wearing glasses for a few weeks during the recovery period, so it makes sense to get your kid’s ears fixed long before he or she needs glasses in the first place.
How to get your kid’s ears fixed
In this case, general anesthesia is a better idea, so your kid can sleep through it. Once the procedure is done, your kid will have a bandage wrapped around his head for the next five days, to let the ears heal in their new position. You can have the stitches taken out after a week or so. The child should also stay home from school for about a week and return when the bandages and sutures have been removed. Your child should also avoid contact sports or any other situation that might result in an accidental blow or other trauma to the ear.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best facial plastic surgeon to go to in order to get your kid’s ears fixed in Charlotte NC. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has done nothing but facial plastic surgery, including ear pinning, since 1988. If you want to get your kid’s ears fixed in Charlotte NC, schedule your appointment today or ask for an online consultation in order to get a discount on the consultation fee.