I would get it done sooner rather than later. My friends son's eye was damaged during labour because of the use of the forceps.
He recovered well and it's amazing to the difference. He had the operation at 12 months and just bounced back. And she doesnt regret making the decision for him.
If it hasnt corrected itself by now, I would go for it. Like pp said before it interferes with school, social life etc.
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05-04-2012 16:53 #21
05-04-2012 17:12 #22
I'd definitely get it done sooner rather than later.
Kids can be cruel and by her teenage years the psychological damage could already be done.
The operation would be a distant memory by the time she's a teen
05-04-2012 17:14 #23
I think I would wait and see how she felt about it. Sometimes these "flaws" that don't really harm us can make us unique... and I know some people learn to cope with their difference quite well (I'm thinknig of things like port wine stains on the face or whatever - as I've not known anyone with the same condition as your child has).
If my child had an issue with it, I would not hesitate to remedy it... but if she's happy and healthy at the moment, and couldn't care less, I personally would probably leave it alone until that's no longer the case.
05-04-2012 17:20 #24
Personally I would get it done. You are doing it to "correct" a physical feature, not to cosmetically enhance your child (which is what the other thread/s have been about).
But best of luck making the decision, it must be very difficult.
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05-04-2012 17:58 #25
When I was 3, I fell and whacked my head on a chair, right above my eye. It split open, and I needed to have surgery. Since then, one of my eyelids sits lower than the other, and it makes my eyes look uneven.
As a woman, I notice this every single time I'm doing my hair, or putting my makeup on...and I loathe it.
Now, when I can afford to have it corrected, I'll have to have everyone know about it, and explain why, and have them think I'm conceited.
I wish my mum had mine corrected when I was younger. I barely remember the surgery that I had in the first place, all I remember is how nice the surgical team was.
So, having experienced this...I would do it in a heartbeat.
05-04-2012 18:37 #26Senior Member
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I would get it done. My parents got my ears pinned back when I was 7. My ears were really noticeable and I was beginning to be teased by older kids. Im REALLY glad mine were done, and its definitely allowed me to do something i wouldn't otherwise been able to do - model. I would do the same for my children if they had the same. I know my parents love my unconditionally as I do with my children, but it was the best decision even if just 'cosmetic'.
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05-04-2012 18:44 #27
I wish my mine done as a child. I never wore my hair up as a teenager because I remember once older kids in high school laughing about it
I still have a slight complex about it now. So yeah, I'm so lucky my kids ears are perfect otherwise I would not hesitate to do this for my children if need be.
05-04-2012 19:25 #28
05-04-2012 19:34 #29Senior Member
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Get it done ASAP.
My DD had surgery as a young baby for something that was cosmetic and technically not medically necessary but was to correct a birth defect on her face that was visible and likely to cause he to be teased/outcasted as a kid.
young kids heal really well and with little scarring- also they wont remember the pain if they are pretty young.
The emotional trauma of being teased is something that can be with kids for life- it can change them and who they are so is worthwhile to not wait and see but get it done now if the DRs think the risks are minimal.
Also while it may be somethign that doesnt harm her or isnt an issue medically and as a PP said makes her unique- thats unfortunately nto how other kids see things like that- they see it as somethign to tease and single out anothe rkid for.
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