Ear surgery in the Charlotte NC area
Ear surgery in the Charlotte NC area is one of the few forms of facial plastic surgery that can safely and effectively be given to small children. Ear protrusion and other deformities are visible at birth, and are easier to correct when the tissue is still relatively soft and pliable. Given how cruel children can be, it’s best to correct a visible defect in the ears before the child ever has to see the inside of kindergarten. Of course, it can also be performed on older children or adults.
During the most common form of ear surgery in the Charlotte NC area, intended to deal with ear protrusion, the surgeon begins by making a very small incision in the backs of the ears. 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 may also be reshaped. This can be done under local or general anesthesia, but if the patient is a child, general anesthesia is recommended. After the ear surgery is done, 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 come out after a week or so. An adult patient can usually return to work in several days. If the patient is a child, he or she should stay home from school for one week and return when the bandages and sutures have been taken out.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best facial plastic surgeon to go to for ear surgery in the Charlotte NC area. 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 otoplasty, since 1988. If you need ear surgery in the Charlotte NC area, schedule your appointment today or seek out an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.