Ear pinning in Charlotte NC is one of the simplest and safest forms of plastic surgery

Ear pinning in Charlotte NC

Ear pinning in Charlotte NC, is one of those things that sounds much worse than it is. For most of us, “having your ears pinned back” means being told off, and “pinning back your ears” means getting ready to attack, but in the context of cosmetic surgery it means a safe and not-too-unpleasant improvement.


Ear pinning, or otoplasty, is done by the surgeon making a small incision in the back of the ear.  The surgeon then reshapes the cartilage and other parts of the ear to make them lie a little closer to the head, eliminating the protrusion that most people think of when they think of big ears. Ear pinning in Charlotte NC can be done under either local or general anesthetic.


After the surgery is complete, you should keep a gauze bandage wrapped around your head like a turban for about five days. This will hold your ears in their new position so they’ll heal there. You can have the stitches taken out after a week or so, and can probably return to work in several days.


Safe enough for preschoolers

Otoplasty is one of the few cosmetic surgical procedures that can actually be performed on small children — in fact, this is usually recommended. Ear protrusion is something that appears fairly early in a child’s development. In these cases, it’s recommended that the child be given general anesthesia, and should stay home from school for about a week so he or she can return when the bandages and sutures have been removed.


Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is the best facial plastic surgeon 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’s done nothing but 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 pinning in Charlotte NC, schedule your appointment today or seek out an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.