Otoplasty in Cary and Fayetteville, NC
An otoplasty at Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics can help patients achieve facial symmetry and balance by correcting the shape and the size of the ears. We offer this treatment to residents of Cape Fear, Lumberton, Raleigh, Cary and the surrounding areas of North Carolina.
What is an Otoplasty?
An otoplasty, also called ear surgery or ear reshaping, is an ear correction procedure that can adjust the shape or size of the ears. It is an ideal solution for patients who feel like their ears are uneven, too large, or protrude from the side of the head. These features can make people self-conscious about their appearance and motivate them to seek a solution. Ear surgery is a permanent solution that can produce beautiful, natural-looking results.
Can Earlobe Repair Be Performed During an Otoplasty?
Earlobe damage can occur due to injury, years of wearing heavy earrings, or gauge earrings. Fortunately, earlobe repair can be easily performed as part of an otoplasty or on its own. The earlobes can be fully restored and even re-pierced, thanks to earlobe repair.
What is the Otoplasty Procedure Like?
An otoplasty is performed using either local or general anesthesia to ensure the safety and comfort of the patient. During surgery, small, inconspicuous incisions are made along the back of the ear. Through these incisions, we will remove excess cartilage and reposition the ears to produce the desired results. An ear surgery can take up to two hours, depending on the amount of work required.
How is Recovery After an Otoplasty?
After ear surgery, the patient is required to wear a headband for several days post surgery. Children can usually return to school in several days and full activity is resumed within two weeks. The satisfaction rate for this surgery is extremely high, as the results are immediately visible and are usually lifelong. You should expect to experience pain and swelling; your surgeon will prescribe a painkiller if necessary, and a prescription antibiotic in some cases as a preventive measure against infection.
How Much Does an Otoplasty Cost?
At Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics, we try our best to keep our services affordable to our patients. This includes accepting many forms of payment and offering flexible financing options through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit, and Prosper Healthcare Lending. If you are considering an otoplasty, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation. During this consultation, one of our surgeons will assess your cosmetic goals to determine the treatment method that will best satisfy your needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment.
If you are unhappy with the shape or size of the ears, you may be a good candidate for an otoplasty at Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics. We offer otoplasty and other facial surgery procedures to the residents of Sanford, Fayetteville, Cary and the neighboring areas of North Carolina. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.