People of all ages can consider ear surgery or otoplasty. Prominent ears can attract unwanted attention that can harm you or your child’s self-image. Fayetteville board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Contogiannis performs otoplasty to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. It can also address a defect in the ear structure that was present at birth or was caused by injury.
What Is Involved in Ear Surgery?
Otoplasty (ear pinning) plastic surgery is often performed on children after the age of 5 or 6 when the ears reach full size. Otoplasty for a child can help him or her avoid a lifetime of ridicule and self-doubt resulting from unusually shaped ears. For adults in Fayetteville, NC, otoplasty (ear pinning) plastic surgery can address life-long concerns about their appearance and ear shape.
Fayetteville board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Contogiannis will discuss your ear reshaping cosmetic surgery goals realistically with you during your private consultation. Together, you will decide which procedures she will perform to achieve your desired results.
How Does Otoplasty Work?
Your otoplasty will be performed while you are under general anesthesia at our Fayetteville AAAHC accredited outpatient surgical center. Board-certified Fayetteville plastic surgeon Dr. Contogiannis will use surgical techniques to reshape your ears. She generally makes otoplasty incisions on the back surface of the ear. If it is necessary for her to make and incision in the front of your ear, she will conceal the incision within your natural folds. Dr. Contogiannis uses internal, non-removable sutures to create and secure your newly shaped cartilage in place.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from Ear Cosmetic Surgery in Fayetteville?
After your ear surgery at our Fayetteville AAAHC accredited outpatient surgical center, you may feel some discomfort. This is normal. It may be itchy under your bandages, but it is important that those bandages stay in place to avoid diminished results or even a secondary otoplasty procedure. Post-operatively, any external ear sutures will be removed in about 10 days.
What Results Can I Expect from Fayetteville, NC Otoplasty Plastic Surgery?
Fayetteville board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Contogiannis knows the importance of feeling self-assured in your appearance. Many people feel a new confidence after ear reshaping cosmetic surgery in Fayetteville. You won’t have to worry about the emotional and physical discomfort of large or abnormally shaped ears. Now you can have naturally shaped ears that bring balance and proportion to your entire face. Ear surgery in Fayetteville with Dr. Contogiannis can have profound benefits to your self-esteem and overall appearance.