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Old 06-11-2012, 04:07 PM   #11
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Re: "Cosmetic surgery" for kids

I would leave it.

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:17 PM   #12
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no med reason, id leave it

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Old 06-11-2012, 05:07 PM   #13
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:31 PM   #14
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Re: "Cosmetic surgery" for kids

My DD just turned 1 and she has this issue. The ped. today was talking to me about it. Basically, she said it will go in more as she gets older. As long as the hernia closes up, there is no reason for surgery (which should happen by 3). I personally wouldn't do the surgery unless it was medically necessary. When she is older she can make her own decision.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:46 PM   #15
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Re: "Cosmetic surgery" for kids

I say leave it.

My ears stick straight out and I was teased a little as a kid, although it never really upset me. My ears sticking out never hurt me though. Sometimes if someone was talking to me from right behind me, I wouldn't hear "as good" as if they were in front of me (even though my hearing has always tested perfect). When my mom thought I was mature enough, she gave me the choice to go get then sewn back. I really wanted to, but I debated it for a long time. I never did get it done, and as an adult, I'm glad I didn't. They don't bother me now, and they are a part of me.

When your daughter is mature enough to make the decision (for the right reasons) I say give her the option then. More than likely, she won't care.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:51 PM   #16
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Im going against the grain here b/c I say fix it. Dd1 was also born with one. I had 2 docs look at her and both recommended to get it fixed b/c it can cause problems in pregnancy. They did say we could wait until 5(qhen if they're going to fix themselves they will by age 5) but after the doc watched it for a year with absolutely no improvement we went ahead and had it fixed at 3yrs old.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:05 PM   #17
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Re: "Cosmetic surgery" for kids

I'd leave it be unless it was hurting her. Surgery is very serious especially for children and is not without risks. So if it was just cosmetic i wouldnt do it.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:13 PM   #18
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Re: "Cosmetic surgery" for kids

I agree with my2sweets, I would get it fixed. I don't consider a herniation cosmetic, it is medical.
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I agree with my2sweets, I would get it fixed. I don't consider a herniation cosmetic, it is medical.
Yup not cosmetic. Its medical if its still open at 4 yr old. Your abdomen protects your internal organs for a reason.

DS had one (it closed up on its own) and the doc told us if it wasnt closed by 4 or 5 to have it fixed. If it closes later one and the intestines get stuck in it it can be emergency surgery to save the intestine (just something to think about).

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Re: "Cosmetic surgery" for kids

I would totally leave it alone.

And your mom needs a firm talking to that you have made your decision and please would she respect that and not mention the topic again for any reason.

No one cares but her apparently. So it is totally not necessary.
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