The socialization of the adolescent is difficult enough. Children who appear to be even slightly different from others are commonly ostracized. As parents we want our children to adjust normally and develop and maintain self-confidence that carries throughout life.
Many children sustain substantial peer abuse if they have large prominent ears. Young girls may be able to camouflage their prominent ears with hairstyle, but young males are not. Otoplasty, or ear-pinning surgery, is a relatively simple procedure performed under monitored conscious sedation on an outpatient basis. It is best timed for summer and holiday vacations so that the minor incisions concealed behind the ears are allowed adequate time for healing. With minimal pain medication, our patients are comfortable and tolerate the procedure and recovery with remarkable ease.
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