Ear reduction for patients who ask to, “Get rid of my Dumbo ears with surgery.”
I just want to get rid of my Dumbo ears with surgery
Are you one of the people who want to, “Get rid of my Dumbo ears with surgery?” Oversized ears can commonly be corrected by means of an ear reduction surgery. The medical term for a developmentally oversized ear is macrotia. The definition is not determined by a set number such as 5 inch ears. The term is comparative, and based upon the relative size of the ears and the head. In fact, patients who want the surgery, are not as affected by the size as their feelings of psychological distress that is often brought on by wisecracks and teasing. This is usually critical for the indication of ear reduction.
Performing the surgery
Ear reduction can be performed on an ambulatory basis. For children, general anesthesia is commonly used, so that the child will comfortably sleep through the surgery. However, older patients and adults may choose local anesthesia combined with a sedative. General anesthesia is advisable for anxious adults. You will be asked to thoroughly clean your hair and ears before the surgery. After the ear reduction procedure, a gauze dressing is applied. Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon recommends that a gauze bandage be worn for about five days after surgery so the ears will heal in their new shape and position. Stitches are usually removed after about a week. To help ensure the best results, the doctor will ask any patient who undergoes otoplasty, to avoid situations that may result in accidental trauma to the ears for about four weeks after surgery.
Before the surgery
Planning for surgery starts with a thorough examination of the ears by a Charlotte facial plastic surgeon. He will explain how he plans to change the areas that require revision. He may also recommend that the procedure be combined with ear lobe correction. The goal is to remove the ideal amount of skin and cartilage to ultimately form a natural looking ear. You want to find Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon because accurate suturing is of vital importance, both to the outcome, and to ensure inconspicuous scars.
Otoplasty in Charlotte, NC
Dr. Freeman specializes in faces only. As Charlotte’s most experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Freeman has refined existing techniques and created new ones. Many of his techniques have been adopted by surgeons across the country. Dr. Freeman’s patients enjoy the benefit of individualized treatment plans, and techniques that are a little more refined. Every patient is carefully assessed, to determine what they want changed, and what procedures would give them the best possible results. If you choose Dr. Freeman for otoplasty, you will be provided with complete and simple instructions to follow before and after surgery in order to ensure that you experience a comfortable recovery. Dr. Freeman has satisfied patients all over North Carolina and from throughout the Southeast.