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Does your child have protruding ears that stick out, are significantly large or out of proportion? Ear pinning surgery may be an option to permanently reposition protruding ears closer to the head, or reduce the size of prominent ears. It’s normal to feel hesitant about altering your child’s appearance through surgery – especially when it’s perceived as a cosmetic procedure for vanity. However, ear pinning surgery is one of the few cosmetic surgeries that can be performed on children and is extremely common. In fact, you could argue that having your child’s ears pinned back is really reconstructive surgery, designed to restore a feature to its ‘normal’ appearance. Here are 5 things you need to know about ear pinning surgery: 1) EAR PINNING SURGERY CAN PROVIDE PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS FOR YOUR CHILD Children can be teased or bullied for their prominent ears, which can lead to heightened self-consciousness and negative self-esteem. Ear pinning surgery restores balance and proportion to the ears and face, and these subtle changes make a huge difference to overall facial harmony. Most children report increased self-confidence after the procedure.
We’ve all heard of Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty) before as a means to either reshape or pin back protruding ears but do you know much about Earlobe Repair Surgery?
A recent article by The Guardian* reports of 24-year-old Luke Clark’s series of unsuccessful job interviews as a direct correlation to his 4cm “flesh tunnel” holes in his ears. Clark had begun stretching his earlobes at university several years earlier and when he took the plugs out of his stretched earlobes, it looked even worse. This accordingly impacted on his job-seeking prospects.
Lobe-stretching for the ‘gauged ears look’ is quite common amongst teens that do it for piercing purposes or to fit ear tapers. Whilst stretching or gauging your ears may be deemed as “trendy”, it is essential to consider the potential consequences.
Many often mistakenly believe that the huge holes would shrink over time but that’s not the case.
Will Plastic Surgery stop bullying? The short answer is no.
Plastic Surgery should never be thought of as a solution to something as serious bullying however, in certain incidences it can help with one’s self esteem.
A recent article by Newsnet5* reveals how Ear Pinning Surgery managed to resolve years of cruelty and bullying for Samantha Daniels, a young fourth grade girl from Cleveland. Growing up, Samantha had distinctly protruding ears and the condition became so severe that even putting on a bike helmet would cause her pain near the area. On top of discomfort, Samantha also experienced bullying and teasing from other kids at school, with many calling her “monkey ears” or “Dumbo”. These taunting experiences are profound enough to affect anyone, and unfortunately are not uncommon.
Ear Pinning Surgery, also known as Otoplasty is a viable option to consider if you want to reshape the size and shape of your ears or in Samantha’s case, pin your ears back so that it looks more proportionate to the rest of your face.