Bullying and Facial Plastic Surgery – Factors to Consider
The latest rash of bullying incidents has many parents considering facial plastic surgery as a possible way to avoid future bullying. A common cosmetic surgical procedure parents consider is otoloplasty or ear pinning surgery.
Prominent and or protruding ears can be a source of frequent childhood teasing and social frustrations later in life. Otoplasty is only recommended after the age of five. By this age, the ear shape and ear cartilage are near adult size.
Otoplasty will not alter hearing ability. The goal of successful otoplasty is for the ears be in proportion to the size and shape of the face and head. Dr. Kwak uses special suture techniques that have been proven to provide a natural and lasting change to the shape of the ear.
If you are considering ear surgery for yourself or your children, schedule a consultation with New York Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kwak to determine whether otoplasty is indicated. If a procedure is indicated, Dr. Kwak will help you identify the goals for your procedure and work with you to achieve optimal results.
If you are not in the New York Area, you can also schedule an online consultation with Dr. Kwak.
Dr. Edward S. Kwak is a New York City facial plastic surgeon, dual board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. His focus is cosmetic surgical procedures strictly limited to the face and neck region.