Wednesday, 20 August 2014
BOY HAS EARS CREATED FROM RIBS
A boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs.
These frameworks are inserted in pockets in the skin and then using suction, they take on the shape of an ear on both sides. The surgery is cosmetic, not to improve hearing. Three days after surgery, Kieran is given a mirror to look at his new ears. His first reaction was "Wow!". Kieran started to giggle, but the operation on his ribs means it hurts when he laughs. Kieran will need a second operation in six months to make his ears stand out from the scalp more, but he's already delighted with the result.
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