Otoplasty in Greensboro, NC
Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, P.A. offers otoplasty to the residents of Greensboro, Burlington, and surrounding North Carolina communities desiring cosmetic surgery.
What Is Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery/otoplasty is a procedure that changes the shape and contour of the ears. The surgery is most commonly performed on ears that protrude from the head or that appear too large. In his practice in Greensboro, Dr. Coley has found that in the majority of cases, clients need surgery on both ears to achieve a more symmetrical and pleasing result. Once the ears have healed, they are in a more natural position that complements the client’s appearance.
Who Is a Candidate for Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery/otoplasty is usually performed during childhood, before the child begins school. The ears reach about 90 percent of their adult size by age six, and the earlier the surgery, the less teasing and embarrassment the child may endure. At his practice in Greensboro, Dr. Coley has observed that while ear surgery is more common among children, an increasing number of adults desire ears that complement their appearance. There are generally no additional risks associated with ear surgery in an adult. During the initial consultation, Dr. Coley will show you before and after photos of clients in the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Burlington area.
The protrusive appearance of ears is commonly due to undeveloped folds in the ear or other deformities. The ear surgery procedure performed by Dr. Coley in Greensboro positions the ears closer to the head and creates folds by placing sutures in the cartilage, so they heal in the desired position. Sometimes, cartilage and skin tissue are removed. In most ear surgery procedures, the incisions are placed behind the ears, resulting in thin scars that are inconspicuous.
Ear surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure in Dr. Coley’s Greensboro office. It commonly takes from one to two hours, depending on the complexity of the case.
Understanding the Recovery
Patients are up and around within a few hours of surgery. The head will be wrapped in a bandage for one to two days to promote the best molding and healing. After this bandage is removed, the client wears a protective headband for at least two weeks. Stitches are removed at our offices in Greensboro or will dissolve in about a week.
Most adult clients return to work within a few days of the surgery. Children return to school within a week. Any activity in which the ears might be bent should be avoided for at least three months. The best results following ear surgery are seen in three to six months, when relaxation of the ear and soft tissues is complete.
Understanding the Results
Most of Dr. Coley’s clients, young and old, are delighted with the results of ear surgery. Keep in mind, the goal is improvement not perfection. By discussing the procedure and your expectations with Dr. Coley at his office in Greensboro before the procedure, you should be quite pleased with the results.
How Much Does Otoplasty Cost in Greensboro, NC?
Due to the variety of options available, we recommend discussing otoplasty costs with your doctor. Since it is an extremely individual procedure, you’ll want to set up a personal consultation to ensure all of your questions and concerns are answered.
At Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, the friendly and knowledgeable staff is on hand to provide you with any and all information you need to move forward with your cosmetic goals and achieve the best otoplasty results.
Additional Facial Surgery Treatments
At The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. H. Christopher Coley offers his aesthetic expertise to patients across North Carolina including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Durham, Chapel Hill, Kernersville, and Thomasville, North Carolina. Contact The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center office today at 336-790-5254 to schedule your consultation!