Many surgeons who perform the Rib Cartilage procedure believe it’s unsafe to perform ear reconstruction on children younger than 6 years of age. No doubt they believe that to be the case, but since the Rib Cartilage technique requires the child to be at least 6, these surgeons have never operated on a 3-year-old! By comparison, surgeons who specialize in Medpor Ear Reconstruction have performed hundreds of surgeries on 3-year-olds with no adverse affects.
Children are amazing! A little “tender loving care” goes a long way to help young children understand and cooperate with the postoperative course. The ear is also well protected with a dressing, so there is little harm that can be done.
Watch 3-year-old Neabella go through Medpor surgery:
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