Being called elephant ears at a young age is not a pleasant experience. Although many children will find themselves teased by peers about their physical appearance at times, excessive bullying can lead to stress and in severe cases, depression.
What problems can Otoplasty address?
Otoplasty, or cosmetic surgery of the ears, is one of the few plastic surgery procedures that can be safely performed as early as five to six years old. By addressing the problem at a young age, children are better able to develop a strong sense of confidence and self-esteem, avoiding unnecessary ridicule.
Otoplasty can address a variety of problems from ear pinning (bringing the ears closer in towards the head), size reduction, correction of defects, and the reshaping of cartilage. The most common and strictly performed cosmetic procedure is ear pinning. This not only prevents the ears from protruding too far outwards, but it gives the … Read the rest