Should You Consider Ear Surgery for Your Child?

Every parent wants their child to have a good life. Parents want their children to be happy, to have friends, to be healthy, and to succeed. However, some children are born with characteristics that can attract unwanted negative attention. If your child has unusually large or prominent ears, you may want to consider ear surgery to help your child have a better life.

Dealing With Big Ears as a Child

If you were ever bullied as a child, chances are you still remember the pain it caused you. You may still remember the harsh nicknames you were given. If there was a way, wouldn’t you want to go back and change whatever it was about you that caused others to make fun of you? Don’t you want your child to be able to look back on their childhood with fond memories untainted by peer ridicule? Children that have large, prominent ears may experience cruel teasing, and no child wants to be nicknamed “Dumbo” or be laughed at. If they knew there is a way to improve the appearance of their ears to prevent peer ridicule and help them have a better chance at making friends, most children would jump at the chance.

What Parents Can Do

If your child has prominent ears, you have the opportunity to consider otoplasty (ear surgery) for him or her. Otoplasty can reduce the size of large ears or pin prominent ears closer to the head to make them look more natural. This procedure can completely change the life of a child and help the child to fit in better among peers. If your child is at least four years old, this simple procedure can correct their ear protrusion or large ear size with only one week of downtime. Ear surgery can give your child a better future by precluding the potential for peer ridicule and teasing. Down the line, it could also help them to not miss out on desirable social and career opportunities. If your child has oversized ears that protrude more than normal, you can make your child’s future a little brighter by considering ear surgery to help improve the appearance of his or her ears.

Dr. Jabor and Dr. Reynolds would be more than happy to help you and your child by performing otoplasty on their ears. To schedule your consultation for your child, please call our Westside office at (915) 543-5600 or our Eastside office at (915) 855-7800 today. You can also fill out our online contact form any time.


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