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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Parents take two-month-old baby to a plastic surgeon because of her ears

Amy Klein and her Husband had infertility issues for 4 years and fortunately, they got blessed with a precious little girl. The parents of this 2 month old baby who thought their baby's ears were protruding weren't happy about her ears and thought that their baby may be made fun of when she got older and had to go to school, so they took her to a plastic surgeon. Read what she wrote below:

"My husband was rocking our two-month old daughter on his knees when I walked into the room and screamed: “WHAT HAPPENED TO HER EARS?” He turned his head, alarmed. “What happened?” he said. “Her ears!” I said. “They’re huge!” .“Oh.” He relaxed. Nothing was really outstanding.
"But there was something outstanding: her ears. From behind they loomed large, like protruding handles. I’d never seen her from this angle. Normally I was over her, breastfeeding her, changing her, or putting her to sleep. When I took her out for summer walks, her dainty features and luminous eyes always got so many comments. “She’s beautiful!” people would say.
But lately I’d been noticing a new type of comment: “She looks really smart!” Was that the equivalent of saying an unattractive woman had a “great personality”?
Don’t get me wrong: after four years of infertility I was so grateful for my daughter, who really is adorable. Trying to get pregnant for so long meant I also swore that I wouldn’t be one of those helicopter over-achieving parents, hoping to get my kid on a path into Yale by age two. My husband and I were pretty laid back, jeans and t-shirt type of people, even though we’d both had cosmetic surgery (him, a nose job; me, a stem cell face lift.) But this wasn’t just about looks — it could affect how other kids would treat her.
“I have big ears,” said a friend to whom I made the unfortunate choice of confessing my ear worry without first checking out hers.
“Oh, was it a problem for you?” I innocently asked. “Well, aside from being called Dumbo in grade school…” she said. Argh.
What to do? Online mom forums were no help, because anyone who asked about the issue of big ears got attacked by the other mothers who found their own kids’ protruding ears adorably yummy. (One mother defended a questioner by saying, “Kids are cruel, and most of you folks wouldn’t think twice about someone’s decision to circumcise their child or pierce their ears, so what’s the issue with this??”)
“Newborn moms spend too much time examining their babies because they have too much time home alone with them,” my doctor said. But then I turned her around. “Oh, I see what you mean,” he added. He told me she’d probably grow out of it, that it was due to her sleeping on her back.
The plastic surgeon didn’t agree. Yup, that’s where we took her after investigating other options, like the Baby’s Bonnette from France, which was a netting hat that promised to hold babies’ ears down during sleep, or the Ear Wells from England, small ear-shaped plastic “splints” that corrected ear deformities and “bat ears,” which is what my daughter had. My husband wanted it done professionally.
“Your daughter’s ears are not going to flatten out after she spends time on her tummy,” said Doctor David A. Staffenberg, who specializes in craniofacial surgery. (Boy, did I feel horrible when I was chatting with another mother in the waiting room who told me her daughter needed surgery to split the skull bones open.) He said she was the perfect candidate for Ear Wells, a more cumbersome splint which shaped and caged the ear in plastic and held it to a baby’s head. The only problem? We were quite late to the game. It had taken me a over a month to take action — and now the cartilage was beginning to set.
"Some mothers come to me straight from the hospital,” said Nurse Practitioner Amanda Young, who said she’s splinted about 250 babies’ ears, and Dr. Staffenberg ten times that amount. I flinched at the cost — $350 for the first pair, and then after ten days, if another set was needed, another $250.
“It’s cheaper than plastic surgery,” said Dr. Staffenberg, noting that from the age of about 6 or 7 ears could be pinned back in surgery under anesthesia, which can cost around $8,000.
“And painless,” Young added. She’d had some six-month-old patients with promising results, although she wouldn’t guarantee any for my baby.
“What’s the harm?” my husband said.
Indeed. Aside from looking like she had a Bluetooth on each ear, and the judgment I got from anyone who saw it (until I started lying and saying it was for an infection). Oh, and the fact that she didn’t like it, demonstrated by the way she furiously turned her head from side to side to fall asleep. The left one came off after a day.
“Most babies don’t notice it,” Young said, replacing the Ear Well free of charge. The pair lasted almost until the next appointment, and for the last few days we taped the ears down with the medical tape they’d given us. (The nurse practitioner said that in the south, that’s how everyone does it!)
And guess what? Her ears improved. At the appointment the staff agreed she didn’t need any more intervention. She was perfect.
…Except for her cheeks. Without protruding ears, didn’t they look rather large?

76 comments:

Adenike Bamigboye said...

Hmmmmm,that's risky

Babylawyer. said...

Can u imagine this people and tomorrow they will show us on social media that devil hav done something to their child. What a risk.


@Lindaikeji No. I FAN

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

Long and boring

samson adele said...

Oyinbo Sha!

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

Now she will go and adjust her cheeks

Seriki Abiodun said...

Bollocks upon bollocks.

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Whatever rocks their boat..

Vladimir Putin said...

Mumu parents

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Their choice

Anthony Sylvanus said...

Noted

Timothy Nelson said...

Hmmmmmmm










#WhoshouldItell

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Hmmm thank God it was finally corrected.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

Best for her .. Parenting is lot like managing a company where you take so much risks before making decisions .. They are good parents , bullying can destroy ..

wisdomer said...

So cute

wisdomer said...

But Linda y am I nt seeing my comments

Obioma Amarachukwu said...

Nawao Na essay we go call ds1 abi wetin..anyway i can feel d mother's grief.i wish her daughter d best

tosisochukwu said...

Na their way nah





























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niny said...

Still madam she wz too young 4 a plastic surgery biko let's allow kids b kids cos they jus hv a little while b4 they grow up wu knows maybe it chld hv evn corrected itself it happans 2mnths old undergoing plastic surgery na wa ooo

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Abuse of child rights. Who told dem she would ve a problem wit it?


...merited happiness

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Observed, too early nah, with all humility and honesty I have feelings for Linda Ikeji and would sincerely wish to meet her in person this year as part of my resolution.

savi effiong said...

Their own palava

Eyinmosan Weyinmi said...

No na, she is just two months old. Hello! Why not allow the lil girl to complete her formative stage, well the world has really gone crazy.

Bonita Bislam said...

Jerez! Lmao why do I find this funny?,probably the narration.Isn't this an offence? Performing plastic surgery on a baby whose condition is natural & not close to life threatening.
Na wa oh

OMIDAN ABBY said...

Smh! These white folks are just plain stupid!
Exposing this young lad to plastic surgery already? Wow! Shameful..

favour onyekwere said...

Soon they will goo back too reduce dat cheek as well nd later on face lift for d baby,later hips nd ass.oh come on mom nd dad why didn't u jst create a plastic baby wen u were looking for one

aurelia ekewenu said...

What is wrong with all this white people sef, at first no issue God answers ur prayer na u are making the child uncomfortable bcos if ear. I feel like flogging her

Juliet Iwuno said...

Mcheeeeeeeew! Oshisco talk. Linda take note!

daniela desmond said...

Its risky for a child to go thru these kind of procedures...but issorai

DashenDuch said...

why put ur baby thru all that pain jxt cos u want her to look perfect?
what sorta mother dose that?
shes soooo

Anonymous said...

Vanity. So she wasn't even God blessed her with child

esther owem said...

Am happy God blessed them with a beautiful girl after4yrs . I tap into that blessing

Anonymous said...

Vanity. So she wasn't even grateful God blessed her with child

VIVACIOUS TRACY said...

2 months old baby? Dis pple hav problem

Gabriel Efo said...

#MadnessOfTheWhites

paxdimond@blogspot.com said...

i see.

Bimposhvilla oluwaseun said...

They r sick..

RareSpecie Z said...

Pathetic.

Vivian Reginalds said...

Oke efe
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

ada abraham said...

AwwwWw

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

They are trying to avoid the Will smith ear syndrome! But they forgot to note the fact that the girl might grow up having very small ears in the future.

Olaaliu said...

So I will read all this because of baby with ear.

Jude Akinwole said...

Now you want to work on her cheeks too? I feel this is just punishing the innocent child! Plastic Surgery at 2 months?!?! Ridiculous!!!

alan blessing said...

Oya nah

Quinn steve said...

u can imagine
then at d age of 16 wat will they do

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Pimping from birth...

joshua james said...

Good we all know prevention they say is better than cure we all know how white kid react when they start to make jest of her in school she might end up committing suicide..Linda observe carefully

Anonymous said...

NOT BAD......

fola sade said...

Naxxo e take they start... Soon it would be her boobs or ass... Smh what a world indeed

Anonymous said...

Kai na wah for these white ppl sha!

Miriam Aguzie said...

Hmmmmm!#Lindangwanu#

Black Belle said...

She is still growing now Jesus! Wicked parents!

Sandra Ndukwe said...

OYIBO I GREET O
BUT I THINK SHE DID THE RIGHT THING BECAUSE BY THE TIME THAT CHILD GROW UP,BULLIES WILL TORMENT HER AND SHE MIGHT WANT TO DO SOMETHING WORSE SO I SUPPORT HER.

Pearlie said...

Thank God

Theresa Egan said...

Hmm, na wa oooo. Wonder shall never cease

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmmmmmm ok that's what they want..

Anonymous said...

hot water would have solved this issue, with Nigerian mothers and grand mothers massage. ask my own legs , backs and even head, they know.

Maureen Mordi said...

Am still thinking wt 2 say

Andy sneh said...

Dats good. The girl Will thank u later .

Ichebi Christian said...

Just passed by

Di Mateo Xavie said...

heheheh..

Frank Odigie said...

That's how it all begins

Sir Vin said...

i'm confuse...ok sha, hope it will bring the much needed help.
ara nta people
there was a country

Asoge Olukemi said...

Lolzzzx... I dey tell u

I B M bolubantin said...

What's wrong with the parents

SARYE said...

I think it's great.

Farah Oputa said...

Obviously, they know not what to use their money for.

Anonymous said...

God really didn't give them a child on time on purpose!

DEGHANA BABE said...

Nawa for some people

Anonymous said...

cute fella

Oge said...

This pikin have not even reached teenage they started already.I hope they won't regret their actions later if it gets complicated.

jewel zazi said...

NAWAO...

Ann Anthony said...

Ok nau

udeh martha said...

I think it's great

Angel Makiz said...

too much money.....ANGELMAKIZ@YAHOO.COM

Oluwa Bukola said...

Dt baby was too young for such, dt 's it.






#Linda'spal

Ade Olasengbe said...

The baby is just too young for surgery

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