Ear surgery in Charlotte for cosmetic purposes
When we talk about ear surgery in Charlotte, we’re not referring to operations on the interior of the ear to improve or restore hearing — that would be the province of another surgeon. We’re talking about surgery to adjust the shape of the ears for cosmetic reasons, usually to correct excess ear protrusion. This is one of the few plastic surgery techniques that can safely be performed on small children.
This kind of ear surgery in Charlotte NC starts with a small incision in the back of the ear. The surgeon then adjusts the cartilage of the ears to make them lie a little closer to the head. Other parts of the ear are also sometimes reshaped. Cosmetic ear surgery in Charlotte can be done under local or general anesthetic, but if the patient happens to be a child, general anesthesia is usually a better idea, so as to let them sleep through the whole experience. After the surgery is complete, a gauze bandage should be wrapped around the patient’s head like a turban for at least five days. This will hold the ears in their new position to make sure heal there. Stitches can be removed after a week or so. An adult patient can probably return to work before then. If the patient is a child, he or she should stay home from school for a week and return when the bandages and sutures are gone.
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best surgeon to go to for cosmetic ear surgery in Charlotte. 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 you or your child needs ear surgery in Charlotte, schedule your appointment today or seek out an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.