Most of the time, cosmetic surgery is not recommended for children or teenagers. People under the age of 18 may not be responsible or wise enough to choose a lifelong change in their appearance. But in some cases, cosmetic surgery is a very positive step for your child’s self-confidence.

When a child has a cleft palate, for example, it is corrected as early as possible. When a child’s ears are very large or protruding, the situation is rather similar. He or she can be the target of bullying and humiliation. School can be great for most kids, but if your child’s ears stick out too far, school can be a nightmare of taunts and ridicule.

With otoplasty (ear surgery), your child’s ears can be reshaped. It is not unlike nose surgery, in that Dr. Rai reshapes the skin and cartilage of the ears so they are in harmony with the rest of the facial features. In some cases reshaping is enough and in others, the back of the ears may also be pinned to the side of the head.

If you are concerned about your child’s appearance, you can help by having a cosmetic surgeon correct their ear shape and angle.

If you live in the Fort Worth or Dallas, Texas area and you would like to help your child’s self-esteem with ear surgery, please contact our cosmetic surgery office today.