Ear Surgery to Save Saudi Boy from Bullies

ENT doctors performed 1-day cosmetic surgery for a 6-year-old boy

ENT Surgeons at the Maternity and Children Hospital in Mecca (western Saudi Arabia) successfully managed to reconstruct a child’s ear after suffering from acute prominence and brittle cartilage.

Saudi Health reported that the medical team decided on 28th August to perform cosmetic ear surgery on a 6-year-old boy to reshape his ear cartilage. Prominent ears are considered genetic birth defects due to tissue overgrowth, which can cause abnormal temporal bone prominence.

This condition might bring bullying along the way, which could lead to mental health problems and a shattering of self-confidence among children.

Ears reshaping operation is considered a short-stay surgery with success rates up to 80-85%.

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