otoplasty ear pinning Charlotte NC good for children and adults
There aren’t many kinds of plastic surgery that can safely and effectively be given to small children, but otoplasty ear pinning Charlotte NC is one of them. Ear protrusion is a characteristic that appears very early in a child’s development. Children can be notoriously cruel towards those who look different. This is a problem with any sort of facial irregularity, but this is one you can do something about before the child ever even has to set foot inside a classroom. Otoplasty ear pinning Charlotte NC can also be given to adults with no extra risk.
Otoplasty ear pinning Charlotte NC starts with a small incision in the back of the ear. The surgeon then asjusts the cartilage of the ears so they lie a little closer to the head. Other parts of the ear are also sometimes reshaped. Otoplasty can be done under local or general anesthetic, but if the patient is a child, general anesthesia is a better idea, so as to allow them to sleep through it. After the otoplasty is complete, a gauze bandage should be wrapped around the head like a turban for about five days. This holds the ears in their new position so they’ll heal there. Stitches should be removed after a week or so. An adult patient can probably return to work in several days. If the patient is a child, he or she should stay home from school for about a week and return when the bandages and sutures have been removed.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon. 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 only facial plastic surgery since 1988. This includes everything from chin implants to laser tattoo removal to port wine stain treatment, and it also includes ear pinning for small children. If otoplasty ear pinning Charlotte NC sounds right for you, schedule your appointment today or seek out an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.