A child with odd-looking ears may have issues with peer to peer interaction. If your child has prominent ears, you have to find out if your kid is being teased by others. Ear deformities can affect the social development of children, something you do not want to happen to your own child. Through otoplasty, you can prevent these issues from happening.
Here at our Cleveland plastic surgery practice, Dr. Totonchi provides proper treatment to patients, both kids and adults, who have ear deformities to improve their overall appearance and boost their self-esteem.
As you prepare your child for otoplasty, you have to be aware of the best time for ear surgery and choose a qualified plastic surgeon to perform the procedure.
Best time for otoplasty
The best time for your kid to have otoplasty is when the ear cartilage is already fully developed, which occurs when a child reaches the age of 5 or 6. Otoplasty at a young age makes it easier for the surgeon to shape the ear cartilage as it is still very pliable. The molding capacity of a child’s ear cartilage is much better than of an adult whose cartilage is firmer.
Choosing a qualified plastic surgeon
Consulting a qualified plastic surgeon is very important in increasing the chances of success and reducing any risks of complications. Choose a plastic surgeon that is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has extensive experience in ear surgery.
Your child’s otoplasty in Cleveland, Ohio
Dr. Totonchi is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in facial plastic surgery including otoplasty. During the initial consultation with Dr. Totonchi, you will know if your child is a good candidate for otoplasty. You will also learn more about the procedure, including its risks and benefits, and receive pre- and post-otoplasty instructions. Moreover, Dr. Totonchi will answer any questions you have about the procedure.
If you think that otoplasty will benefit your child in many ways, set an appointment with Dr. Totonchi by calling 216-778-2262 or filling out this online contact form. Do not pass up the chance to enhance your child’s confidence and overall look through a very safe and effective procedure.