Some children are born with ears that stick out or protrude from their head to a greater degree than most other children. Sometimes called “ear pinning,” otoplasty is a surgical procedure that many children and adults have received across the US. If you are a parent considering cosmetic ear surgery for your child, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck understands how delicate your situation is – you don’t want your child to be bullied or to have low self-esteem, but you probably have a lot of concerns about whether to choose ear surgery for your child or not. Dr. Beck can help you consider all of the factors that weigh into this decision, such as:
- Your child’s age
- How much your child’s ears have developed and how much they will continue to develop
- Your child’s maturity level and psychological preparedness
- Your concerns about surgery and your child’s concerns about surgery
This is an important decision. Children with cupped, protruding or misshapen ears are often good candidates for the procedure, and children tend to recuperate quickly following surgery.
If you live in or around San Jose CA and are interested in learning more about cosmetic ear surgery for your child, please call the experienced team at Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery. We will arrange a consultation for you with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck, who can lead you through all of the considerations that go along with this procedure.