Avoiding Risks Associated With Ear Plastic Surgery for Children

Children with protruding or poorly shaped ears may develop a poor self esteem or aggressive behavior if they become the subject of ridicule by peers. But ear plastic surgery or otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that helps anyone including children to get ears that really suit the anatomy of their face.

For cosmetic surgery in Orlando, people should always consult board certified surgeons because of their ability to provide a safe and effective treatments that bring good aesthetic results and does not cause any other complications. If you are considering an ear plastic surgery for your child in Orlando, it is wise to know the complications that can result when the post operative medical advice is not followed properly or when the surgeon is not experienced in plastic surgery (in which you should avoid and trust only an experienced otoplasty surgeon).

Children who undergo ear plastic surgery are typically at high risk for certain complications when they have difficulty adhering to postoperative instructions such as refraining from rough play or contact sports. Such activities can cause surgical sutures to loosen, which may in turn cause the ears to return to their original shape. Parents need to ensure that their children comply with the surgeon’s instructions.

The positive aspect of ear plastic surgery is that this treatment is often extremely successful on children between the ages of 6 and 10 as their ear cartilage is quite pliable. Just take a look at some of our otoplasty before and after photos to see Dr. Pope’s life-changing work.

Some of the risks of ear plastic surgery include infection, excessive bleeding, anesthesia complications, scarring and poor wound healing. However, such risks can be avoided when you choose an experienced, board-certified surgeon. A good surgeon uses the most effective plastic surgery procedures so that there are no visible scars after the surgery. An experienced surgeon also ensures that patients do not get impacted by infection or post surgery bleeding and recovers in least possible time from the surgery. For this the surgeon may recommend wearing a protective bandage for 10 to 14 days. The patient must avoid wearing shirts that have to be pulled over the head – a button up or zip-up shirt is safer during the recovery period.

Dr. George H Pope, MD, FACS is a well known plastic surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. With experience of over 20 years in ear plastic surgery, Dr. Pope uses the safest procedures for different treatments to ensure the most effective results for his patients. Contact a staff member at Orlando Plastic Surgery Center for an appointment with Dr. Pope.

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