A situation that is not expected by anyone, but very common, is the malformation of some regions of the body. The most common among them is in the region of the ears, receiving the name of protruding ear. The protruding ear is seen when the lateral edge of the ear is moved away from the head, giving the impression of being larger than normal. This observation occurs during the growth of the baby, who at around 3 and a half years of age has his ears 90% of the size that will follow for the rest of his life.
> For this reason, the vast majority of doctors ask parents to wait for this period for investigation and, if necessary, indicate any aesthetic repair . In Brazil, plastic surgery specialists indicate that the repair takes place around 6 to 7 years of age, where the child is already aware of the situation and is interested in making the repair.
The protruding ear in many cases goes beyond an aesthetic problem, because due to certain constraints, especially at school, it can cause serious psychological problems , so some parents seek help early to avoid certain situations that their child may experience. This is not accepted as a reason for most specialists, who see it as a real need for intervention when the child presents complaints or discomfort in the situation. Few surgeons perform the procedure just for the parents’ desire to avoid future embarrassment.
Abano’s Ear Surgery
There is a solution for almost everything in life, including the protruding ear. The otoplasty is plastic surgery for correction of prominent ears where it is suitable for small and large deformities decrease angle size and asymmetry, and birth deformities or caused by some accident or trauma.
Divided in degrees from mild to severe the problem of protruding ear, the doctor will assess the real need of the patient. Taking into account mainly the child’s degree of discomfort and discomfort in the face of the fact. That is why they advise you to seek the evaluation of a plastic surgeon when the child is around 6 to 7 years old , where the development of your ear is already complete and the repair will not interfere with growth, in addition to already presenting knowledge about the fact and your desire for reparation or not, mainly because you are already of school age and face certain embarrassing situations.
Everyone knows that in the school phase, children have the habit of “playing” with others through nicknames that are not always so funny and almost never fun. Many cases even hinder the child’s academic performance , causing embarrassment and isolation. Usually children who suffer from flappy ears go through this embarrassment and end up becoming the focus of jokes among colleagues, earning various nicknames. When the child’s complaint comes, it’s time to seek help and resolve the situation.
A consultation with a specialist who will expose the whole situation of a flappy ear surgery, showing the benefits and possible complications are fundamental. In addition to a clinical evaluation and indication of laboratory tests that will establish whether the child is able to undergo anesthesia and surgical procedure. Usually the anesthesia procedure will be chosen by the anesthetist, where he will assess the size of the repair to be performed, the child’s age and also physical conditions, being chosen between local or general anesthesia. The surgery procedure consists of a small cut in the back of the ear, where the skin is detached from the cartilage and replaced in the new position closer to the head, where internal points will be given to fix the skin.
The postoperative period is considered quiet , obviously depending on the severity of the surgery. Care is basic to care for the points, where dressing changes must be performed. In the first days, a small swelling is common, which will gradually decrease and the external stitches should be removed around 7 to 9 days after the surgical repair.
After this period, the child will be able to return to their routine activities, including going to school. The final result of the protruding ear repair surgery will only be seen successfully 3 months after the procedure. Where the swelling is completely gone and the stitches are healed.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.