Ear Surgery Can Boost a Child’s Self-Esteem
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.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...