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Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) in Charlotte, NC

Having large or misshapen ears can be difficult as children are teased, and even some adults are ridiculed at times. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David F. Klein, offers otoplasty (ear surgery) for children, adolescents, and adults living in Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina.

What is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is a surgery that is performed on the ears. Dr. Klein performs the surgery on children between five and 14 years old, as this is generally when the ears are fully developed. He also recommends the surgery for adults who are unhappy with the shape and/or size of their ears.

Understanding why ear anatomy is important helps you know if it is the right cosmetic surgery for you. Like other facial features, the ears will either enhance or reduce facial balance. Any flaws with the ears become the focus of attention, and this can make anyone feel self-conscious. When this is coupled with remarks and teasing, the emotional impact becomes much more complex.

Benefits of Ear Surgery

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Klein performs ear surgery to help with:

  • Ears that are too large for the head size
  • Ears that protrude out from the head
  • Ears that are not symmetrical
  • Specific areas of the ears, such as the earlobes, that are too small or large
  • Abnormalities in the shape of the ears

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Otoplasty?

Children should be at least five to 14 years old before having otoplasty. Adults can have the surgery at any time. Dr. Klein will discuss the outcome of your ear surgery during the consultation appointment.

What Do I Need to Do Before Ear Surgery?

We want you to be happy with the results of your otoplasty, so the best way to start is by scheduling a personal consultation with Dr. Klein. By using a patient-centered approach, he listens to your concerns and describes how ear surgery will help you or your child.

How Long Does It Take to Perform Otoplasty?

Depending on the nature of your ear surgery, the procedure can take one to two hours for each ear.

What to Expect After Ear Surgery

The ears are wrapped with a compression bandage to help with healing. The most important aspect of your aftercare is to protect the ears from being injured. You will need to avoid activities that are strenuous or increase the risk of ear injuries for at least six weeks. You should not massage or manipulate your ears in any way as this can cause the cartilage to heal improperly.

Will I Have Scars After Getting Otoplasty?

The incisions for otoplasty are made behind the ears, so the scars are not visible. Initially, the scars will be pinkish in color. Over the first year, the scars change to a light brown or tan color and fade, but do not completely disappear.

When Will I See the Results?

You will need to wear the compression bandage for several weeks, so you will only be able to see the results during your follow-up appointments with Dr. Klein. Full healing can take six months to one year.

How Long Will the Results of Ear Surgery Last?

The results of otoplasty are mostly long-lasting.

How Much Does Otoplasty Cost in Charlotte?

When ear surgery is performed for cosmetic reasons, the cost is not covered by medical insurance. We will review your cost after the consultation appointment. For your convenience, we accept payment by cash, check and major credit card. Financing is available through CareCredit®.

Do your child’s ears bring about teasing and embarrassment? Are you an adult who has never liked the size or shape of your ears? We invite you to learn about otoplasty at Renaissance Plastic Surgery. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David F. Klein, offers ear surgery for children and adults in Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.

Patient Testimonials

"Dr. Klein & The Renaissance Plastic Surgery Staff, Thanks for the amazing life changing procedure. Your patience, kindness and humor helped put me at ease. I appreciate your expertise and skillfulness.  Thank You! - Shelli"
"I had a breast reduction done with Dr. Klein at Plastic Renaissance Surgery and I am SO happy with my results!! I loved Dr. Klein & his whole staff was always so kind and friendly! I am very pleased overall with the surgery and the results and I would recommend…"
"Dr. Klein is wonderful. He is so pleasant and caring and does wonderful work. Any cosmetic work I need will be done here. The entire staff treats you like family. They are all great. This is the place to go"
"Best surgeon ever. Caring and keeps you realistic in your expectations. He is a doctor not a salesman"
" I had extended abdominoplasty basically circumferential. Dr. Klein has been great, reassuring and very competent. Had a couple of setbacks the Dr. Klein solved immediately and professionally. I am extremely happy and highly recommend Dr.David Klein with Renaissance Plastic Surgery."
"I couldn't be more pleased with my Botox and Dermal filler. Tonya is the absolute best!! I don't usually do these reviews but I just had to give her kudos. If you are looking for the best look no further. Highly recommended!! And I'm a perfectionist and hard to completely…"
"Such wonderful, caring people in every area. I could not have asked for better care. Always there for me in every situation. Such a great experience!"
"Excellent! Have gone to Dr. Klein 3 times: face and eye lift, mini face lift and collagen injections. Dr. K calmed me immediately and I can honestly say, he is a prince among doctors! Had no apprehension whatsoever (my husband had to drag me through the door because of my…"
"I went in for breast augmentation, I was completely nervous considering I was self-conscious about my chest. My consultation went smoothly, they all had a way of making me feel very comfortable, they were all very welcoming, and understanding of my situation. As I was very excited to have my…"
"The most caring considerate, out of all my doctors and I do have lots of them he is the best. He is patient and will stay until all questions are taking care of."
"I have been to Dr. Klein for 3 different procedures, he is AWESOME!!! Great work, very professional and nice bedside manner, very honest... Also great staff!!! Anyone looking to have a procedure done, this is the man to see."
"It has been 2 years since my surgery and I am still very happy with my results. Thinking about scheduling my second surgery soon."
"I've had two surgeries with Dr. Klein I'm very happy with my results! And I'm going back for my 3rd this April great surgeon and really nice and caring staff ;)"
"Had my first surgery with Dr. Klein he was amazing. The staff is very friendly and always makes you feel welcome. I will highly recommend him if you have doubts go for it you won’t regret it."
"I have been so Happy with all the work Dr. Klein has performed on my Body. He is so sweet and really cares about making you feel better about yourself."