Cosmetic surgery for the ears

Unlike most forms of facial plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery for the ears can be (and most often  is) performed on children as young as four or five in Charlotte NC. By this age, the ears of children have usually reached about 80 percent of their adult size, as well as on adults.


A facial plastic surgeon performs cosmetic surgery for the ears by making a small incision in the back of each ear, then pinning back the cartilage of the ears to make them lie closer to the head. If other parts of the ear need reshaping, the surgeon does this too. Cosmetic surgery for the ears may be performed under local or general anesthetic, but if the surgery is being performed on a small child, it’s better to give him or her general anesthetic, so as to let him or her sleep through the whole thing. When the surgery is done, the surgeon wraps a gauze bandage around the head like a turban for about five days. This holds the ears in their new position until they’ve healed there. After a week or so, the surgeon takes out the stitches.


Any child who receives cosmetic surgery for the ears in Charlotte NC ought to stay home from school for about a week and come back as soon as the bandages and sutures have been removed. He or she should also stay away from contact sports for about a month afterward, along with any other situation that might cause a blow to the ear. An adult patient can probably go back to work in several days.


Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is the best surgeon to go to for cosmetic surgery for the ears in Charlotte NC. He’s 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 surgery, since 1988. If you or your child needs cosmetic surgery for the ears, schedule your appointment today or ask for an online consultation so as to get a discount on the consultation fee.