Parents love their children. They love the way their children look, and they work hard to help their children build self-confidence as they grow up and become mature adults. At times, there may be something about a child’s appearance that their parents realize will make them the subject of bullying or will cause them to get a negative reaction from others as they grow up. One of these things is having ears that are either too large or too small or that are shaped abnormally. When a parent realizes that this may affect the child’s self-esteem or may cause them to be the target of criticism, a parent may decide that otoplasty is the right option for their child.
The best thing that you as a parent can do is learn more about otoplasty surgery. This is going to help you see what the surgery can do for your child and what it cannot do. Otoplasty is most commonly used as a cosmetic procedure. It is used to change the shape and the size of a person’s ears. It is in no way going to affect your child’s ability to hear. It does not affect anything in the middle or inner ear, so your child will not have better or worse hearing because of the procedure.
Otoplasty cannot actually move the position of your child’s ears. So if you feel like your child’s ear is too high or too low, this procedure is not going to be able to help your child. However, there are a lot of things that our skilled surgeons can do in order to help your child get the most attractive ears possible.
Otoplasty surgery is going to give your child more attractive ears. If your child has very large ears, it is likely that they will be the subject of criticism and ridicule as they grow up into adulthood. Also, individuals who have ears that are protruding can benefit from otoplasty surgery. This procedure can be used to pin back the ears, helping your child to have a more attractive appearance.
When you come in for your first consultation with your child, we are going to closely examine their ears and then give you a realistic idea of what the surgery can do for your child. During the consultation, we are also going to give you information about what exactly is going to happen during the procedure and how long it is going to take for your child to recover after the surgery is complete.
Otoplasty can be used to improve the appearance of your child’s ears. This can help them to avoid ridicule and bullying as they are growing up and can give them more confidence in their appearance when they are adults. Set up a consultation at the office of Dr. Thomas Funcik, MD in Mount Pleasant to learn more about how this surgery can benefit your child. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office.