Otoplasty in Charlotte NC
Otoplasty in Charlotte NC is plastic surgery on the ears, one of the simpler and safer forms of facial plastic surgery. It’s most often performed on small children before the age of five, but it can also be performed on adults with no additional risk. If you’re slightly dissatisfied with the appearance of your ears but otherwise very pleased with your face, otoplasty in Charlotte NC might be right for you.
The surgeon begins performing otoplasty in Charlotte NC by making a very small incision in the back of each ear. He or she then repositions the cartilage of the ears so that they lie a little closer to the head. Other parts of the ear cartilage may sometimes be reshaped for additional effect. Otoplasty can be performed under local or general anesthesia.
Recovering from ear surgery
After your otoplasty in Charlotte NC is complete, you should have a gauze bandage wrapped around your head like a turban for about five days. This will your the ears in their new position and let them heal there. Stitches should be taken out after a week or so. You will most likely be able to return to work in several days, but for the next four weeks you should avoid contact sports or any other situation that may result in an accidental blow or other trauma to the ear.
One question many people have is when they can start wearing glasses again after otoplasty. It’s best to ask your surgeon when he or she thinks your ears have fully healed, but a good rule is not to wear them as long as putting them on causes you discomfort.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best facial plastic surgeon to go to for otoplasty 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 only facial plastic surgery, including ear pinning, since 1988. If you want to try otoplasty in Charlotte NC, schedule your appointment today or seek out an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.