It’s never easy talking to your kids about hard issues— especially when it comes to either their health or appearance. If your child’s ears stick out a little far from their head and you are worried about them causing self-esteem issues, later on, you may want to consider an ear pinning surgery or otoplasty from Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants. As one of the hardest parts of this surgery, however, you will need to explain it to your child.
As adults, we tend to be detail oriented. We want to know the step-by-step process of virtually anything— especially a surgical procedure— and often, the more detailed things are, the better. However, with young children, it’s best to leave the details out. Details tend to overwhelm them and cause confusion. Rather than explaining all of the steps of the surgery, just say that they need to go to the doctor to have their ears fixed and explain that it won’t be painful and that you’ll be there the whole time.
Talk About the “Why” in a Subtle Way
You are obviously going to need to explain to your child why they are having surgery. And because an otoplasty is primarily an elective cosmetic surgery, this can be difficult. As a suggestion, try explaining to them that they are still beautiful or handsome but that the doctor is just going to make a few small changes to their ears so they won’t have to worry about them when they’re older. Whatever you do, don’t use any negative language or make them feel embarrassed about their image.
Talking to your child about an otoplasty is often one of the most dreaded aspects of the procedure by parents. However, by using these two easy tips above, you can hopefully make it easier.
To learn more about an otoplasty or to schedule your child’s consultation, contact our Huntington office today!
Everyone has that person— you know the one— the first person you call when you get a job promotion, the last person you want to fight with, and the only person who can finish your sentences. Best friends, simply are the best. To make sure that you show your bestie how much you love and appreciate them, give them a gift from Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants that will make them shocked and excited.
Okay, so a chemical peel may not sound like something you want to gift to your bestie, but let’s face it— how many conversations have you had with them about their skin? Chemical peels are a non-invasive way to help correct skin concerns like acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and even fine lines and wrinkles. So, what’s not to love?
The most popular thing to gift to your bestie? A facial! Facials are not only relaxing, but they also have a slew of skincare benefits including an increased circulation of blood to the face. Plus, if you treat yourself to a facial as well, you and your bestie can have a fun day relaxing and enjoying each other’s company at our office!
Do you and your bestie have big plans to hit up as many holiday parties as possible together? Consider giving them the tan skin they have been wanting without having to send them on a trip to Mexico. With our body bronzing techniques, your friend can get that perfect sun-kissed look without having to expose themselves to any UV damage or light in the process.
Spoil your bestie this year with one of these three gifts. Depending on your budget, we can help you pick the best gift for them that will have them raving far into the new year. Schedule an appointment at our Huntington office to learn more!