Having my ears fixed
Today, a doctor is going to fix my ears. I am not deaf — my ears work very well. They just stick out too far, which is very embarrassing. The procedure to fix this is safe enough to perform on anyone, even a child.
To fix my ears, the surgeon makes a small incision in the back of each ear. The cartilage of the ears is repositioned to make them lie a little closer to the head. Sometimes other parts of the ear cartilage are also adjusted. Otoplasty can be done under local or general anesthetic. Children are not as good at holding still as adults, so when the surgery is being performed on a child, general anesthesia lets them sleep through it.
After the surgeon is done fixing my ears, I will wrap a gauze bandage around my head like a turban for about five days. This will hold the ears in their new position and allow them to heal there. The doctor will take the stitches out after a week or so. An adult patient can probably return to work in several days.
Since a surgeon is going to so much trouble to fix my ears, for the month after the operation I will stay away from contact sports or any other situation that can result in an accidental blow or other trauma to the ear. If the procedure is being performed on a child, the child should stay home from school for about a week and only return when the bandages and sutures have all been removed.
Charlotte’s best plastic surgeon for ears
If you want your ears fixed, or your child’s, have it done by an expert. 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, including ear pinning, since 1988. If you want to fix my ears or anyone else’s, schedule your appointment today or seek out an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.