UNC Melissa

Location: Virginia
Member since 6/24/2013


  • 23 total posts
  • 1 review
  • 1 discussion
  • 1 question

Reviews & Stories

Unilateral Otoplasty - Absolutely Perfect Results!

I've posted several times over the past year and a half as I've followed my young son's otoplasty and now revision surgery (done the same day as my uni-lateral 5 days ago), and now at last I have my own story to share. I've always had one "bad" ear and one "good" one. The bad one is the same sticking-out shape as both of my mother's ears were when she was born (her parents got them pinned... READ MORE

Questions from UNC Melissa

Will ears sit closer to the head as swelling goes down? (photo)

This was my son's 2ND otoplasty: a revision, because the tops of his ears still stuck out much too far after 1st. I could barely even see a difference after he healed from his... READ MORE

Discussions started by UNC Melissa

Do Both Ears Need Revision, or Just One?

My 5-year-old (now 6) had otoplasty six months ago, and even immediately after surgery I could tell his ears did not look pinned back. They look only mildly different, with the... READ MORE

Recent comments from UNC Melissa

I'm still very glad to have had the surgery. My ear has relaxed back out about 20% of its previous location, but no one else I ask about it can tell, so I can't complain. My son's right ear is perfect and his left ear will need another... READ COMMENT

Dr. Joseph Wilson did the surgery. He's with Riverside. All that contact info I just listed is for the ENT office where he works; I'm not sure if he rotates among the different offices or only works out of the Newport News one. READ COMMENT

You'd have to call and ask. Mine was done in conjunction with my son's, so we had a special rate. READ COMMENT

Listed below. Dr. Wilson in Newport News, VA. READ COMMENT

After I posted my original question, I ended up getting both my son's ears revised. I also had my one bad ear fixed the same day - like, you one was perfect and one stuck out. Unilateral otoplasty is possible and does cost a bit less.... READ COMMENT