Is your child being ridiculed for their protruding ears and you want to do something to help boost their self-esteem and make social situations easier for them? Consider scheduling them for ear surgery in Tampa at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery this summer.
Tampa ear surgery, medically known as otoplasty, can help a child with protruding ears feel more confident, giving them improved focus in school, involvement in extracurricular activities, and an overall better quality of life. Summer is the perfect time to schedule a Tampa ear surgery, because school is out and children are on summer vacation. This allows time for your child to have the ear surgery procedure done and recover out of sight from other kids, without missing any school. It will also give your child enough time to get used to their new, enhanced look and build confidence for the approaching school year.
The easiest age for children to have ear surgery is between the ages of 4 and 6, before the child has even started school. At this age, ears are completely developed, but the cartilage in the ears is still soft, making your child’s Tampa ear surgery and recovery less painful. Although 4-6 is the ideal age for the procedure, older children, teenagers and adults can also have ear surgery at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery.
The procedure takes about one to two hours to perform and requires local anesthesia and a sedative. During ear surgery at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery and Body, incisions are made behind the ears and sutures are used to reshape the cartilage and pull the ears closer to the head. While recovering, your child will need to wear a dressing for two-three days and a headband thereafter for two weeks. Most patients return to their daily activities within one week of ear surgery, but anything that involves bending of the ears (like wrestling or contact sports) should be avoided for two months.