Another week, another truly touching story about otoplasty, or ear-pinning surgery. In this case a 5-year-old boy who was being teased mercilessly was referred to a program that offered the life-changing procedure. The family talked it over, and the child became excited at the prospect of ridding his life of the torment and discomfort of protruding ears. The procedure took two just hours, but the benefits will last a lifetime.
Otoplasty is best performed during youth because that is when the cartilage is most able to be shaped, sculpted, or re-positioned. Although some people might object to operating on such a young child, I can say from my experience that the benefits often far outweigh any stigmas associated with elective cosmetic surgery. Just like with braces, Los Angeles otoplasty is designed to be corrective without being transformative – your child will enter and exit the procedure with the same face, the same personality, and the same prognosis for growth. It is the bullying that really changes.
If you want to learn more about my exceptional Los Angeles otoplasty team, please don’t hesitate to contact our facial plastic surgery offices today.