Wednesday, July 10, 2013

my eight year old child's ears stick out, and i was just wondering if cosmetic surgery (otoplasty) can be performed on her at his age?

I had this 8 year old girl with prominent ears whose parents wanted her to operated for cosmetic reasons, and wanted to know if this was the right age for cosmetic surgery of the ear.

Otoplasty to pin back, or reshape the ear (pinna) is most commonly done in children beginning from 4 years of age. Performing otoplasty in an old child is appropriate and offers the advantage that a child of that age can cooperate and cope well with his post operative care.


Read more about otoplasty here
(Apparently Indian Surgeon Sushruta was doing Oculoplasty in the year 5th century BC !)

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