Surgery for my child’s ears this summer

Surgery for my child’s ears in Charlotte NC
(The following is a dramatization.)

I’ve decided it’s time to get surgery for my child’s ears. They work just fine, but they also stick out a lot. He looks a lot like I did when I was his age (four) and I went through a lot of teasing, which I’d rather not put him through. He’ll be starting kindergarten next fall, so I want to have it done over the summer. This means I have plenty of time to schedule the surgery.

Surgery for my child’s ears wouldn’t actually make them smaller — they would just lie flatter against his head. This is good enough. There aren’t many kinds of plastic surgery that can be performed on small children, but ear pinning (called otoplasty) happens to be one of them. Also, if my son continues to be like me he’ll need glasses when he’s older, and you can’t wear glasses while recovering from ear pinning, so it’s better to do it now.

Ear pinning can be done under local or general anesthesia, but I think it will be easier on my son to sleep through it. The hard part, from my point of view, is going to be getting him to keep a bandage wrapped around his head for five days while his ears heal. Not to mention keeping him from doing anything that might result in an impact to the ears.

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