Ear pinning Charlotte

Ear pinning in Charlotte NC a simple and safe procedure

There are very few facial plastic surgery procedures that can safely be performed on small children, but ear pinning in Charlotte is one of them. By the age of four or five, the ears of children have usually reached around 80 percent of their adult size. Ear pinning in Charlotte won’t do anything to interfere with the function of the ears, and may spare a child a good deal of unnecessary teasing.


A facial plastic surgeon performs ear pinning in Charlotte by making a small incision in the back of each ear, pinning the cartilage of the ears back closer to the head and reshaping any other parts of the ears that need work. This can all be done under local or general anesthetic, but if the patient is a small child, it’s better to give him or her general anesthetic, so he or she can 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. After a week or so, the stitches come out.


Any child who receives ear pinning in Charlotte NC should stay home from school for a week and come back when the bandages and sutures have been removed. He or she should also stay out of contact sports, or any other situation that might cause a blow to the ear, for about a month. An adult patient can probably go back to work in a few days.


Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is the best surgeon to go to for ear pinning 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 ear pinning in Charlotte, schedule your appointment today or ask for an online consultation so as to get a discount on the consultation fee.