Ear Surgery

If you or your child are self-conscious about the shape or size of your ears, cosmetic ear surgery performed in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederick K. Park makes ears less noticeable. Ear surgery, also called otoplasty, is beneficial for school-aged children whose protruding ears attract unwanted attention from classmates.

Dr. Frederick K. Park smiling, wearing black suit with coral tie
Dr. Frederick K. Park Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

With more than 30 years of experience providing the highest quality aesthetic care at his Rocky Mount practice, Dr. Park is the choice of women and men considering plastic surgery from Greenville, Raleigh, and throughout North Carolina.

Meet Dr. Frederick Park

What Are the Benefits of Ear Surgery?

Cosmetic ear surgery, also called otoplasty, improves the outer ear’s size, shape, or position by reshaping the cartilage. Dr. Park performs the procedure for adults and children whose ears have stopped growing, which typically occurs by age 5 or 6.

The benefits of ear surgery include:

  • Boosts confidence in your appearance
  • Reduces the prominence of your ears
  • Improves misshaped ears
  • Creates harmony with other facial features
  • Minimal risk of complications
  • Incisions made behind the ear so scarring is hidden

The procedure is especially beneficial for school-aged children who get teased about protruding ears.

Dr. Park’s Approach:

I really enjoy being a plastic surgeon; otoplasty is one of my favorite procedures. Although mostly performed on children, I have performed the surgery on many adults who have always wanted cosmetic ear surgery but never got around to it. One of my patients was in her late 60s and felt very self-conscious about how she looked to people behind her in church. Even at her age, she was thrilled with her newfound confidence. Otoplasty is a gratifying experience, and many patients indicate that it provides them with tremendous peace of mind regarding how they feel others view them.

How Much Does Ear Surgery Cost in Rocky Mount, NC?

The cost of ear surgery in the Rocky Mount area depends on the conditions being treated, the extent of the procedure, and the training and experience of the plastic surgeon you choose. The best way to get an estimated price is to consult Dr. Park and discuss your concerns and goals.

Financing Options

It’s easy for qualified patients to finance their procedures through CareCredit®, which offers attractive payment plans for women and men choosing elective cosmetic surgery or nonsurgical treatments.

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How Is Otoplasty Performed?

Besides changing the prominence or shape of ears, otoplasty addresses physical changes caused by traumatic injuries to external ears. The most common cosmetic ear surgery technique is called ear pinning.

During ear pinning surgery a small incision, Dr. Park makes an incision behind the ear and removes cartilage and skin. He uses permanent sutures to hold the ears back so they are less prominent. He may also reshape the cartilage during the procedure. Dr. Park uses a general anesthetic for children undergoing ear surgery. A local anesthetic with sedation is an option for adults.

What Is Recovery Like After Ear Surgery?

There is minimal discomfort during recovery. Pediatric patients (and adults, if they have a general anesthetic) wake up in the recovery room after the procedure. You should plan to keep your child home from school for a week after the procedure so the incisions heal properly. Most adult patients can return to non-strenuous jobs within a couple of days of the surgery. Bruising and swelling usually fade after 1 to 2 weeks. Dr. Park recommends that patients wait 2 to 3 weeks before resuming any activities that significantly raise their heart rate.

Meet With Dr. Park

If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon to perform ear surgery in Raleigh, Greenville, or anywhere else in North Carolina, you can request a consultation with Dr. Park at our Rocky Mount location by using the online form. Or give us a call at (252) 937-5003 to schedule an appointment.