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My 11-year-old daughter is quite self-conscious of her ears because they stick out.

Question:

My 11-year-old daughter is quite self-conscious of her ears because they stick out.  Is she too young for otoplasty? How long will she have to stay inactive afterwards? She loves sports.

Answer:

The age of 11 is actually not too young for Otoplasty. Most patients seek who have otoplasty performed are either five  years of age or in the early teenage years.  Five is a nice age because the ears are almost of adult size and the child has not had much opportunity to be ridiculed in school as some children are who have prominent ears.  Incisions are placed behind the ear so that it is virtually undetectable.  We typically like patients to stay out of contact sports for approximately six weeks, however, they can resume vigorous activities in about two weeks.  The procedure takes approximately one hour for each ear and is performed as an outpatient. Posted by Dr. Williams

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