A Comprehensive Guide to Scar Care for Kids

At Wellspring Pediatric Plastics, we understand the importance of minimizing scars and supporting families through the healing process after surgery or injury. Scars can be a natural part of the healing journey, and with proper care, we can enhance the recovery and reduce the long-term visibility of scars. In this blog post, we will provide valuable insights into incision care during the initial weeks after…

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A Guide to the Timeline of Infant Ear Molding at Wellspring Pediatric Plastics

At Wellspring Pediatric Plastics, we understand that every baby is unique, and their needs can vary. That’s why we offer a customized timeline for infant ear molding to ensure the best results for your little one. While this timeline can be tailored to suit individual anomalies, we’ve outlined a typical schedule to give you an idea of what to expect during the ear molding process….

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Nurturing Little Ears: The Embryological Development

At the heart of every tiny miracle lies a journey of intricate development, and the story of the ear’s embryological formation is no different. Within just 22 days of fertilization, the remarkable process begins. This is where the foundation of each delicate ear takes shape, an awe-inspiring transformation that we at Wellspring hold close to our hearts. During the fourth week of development, the stage…

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The Evolution of Infant Ear Molding

Medical advancements have given rise to the non-invasive technique called infant ear molding which has revolutionized the field by offering a safe and effective solution that eliminates the need for surgical intervention. In this blog post, we will delve into the timeline of infant ear molding and explore why it is preferred over surgical interventions performed at a later stage. Before the advent of infant…

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Ear Molding: Before and After

In recent years, infant ear molding has gained recognition as a highly effective and non-surgical solution for correcting congenital ear deformities. Gone are the days when parents had to consider surgery later in their child’s life to address these issues! Infant ear molding offers a promising alternative, allowing for gentle, non-invasive reshaping of the ear during a critical developmental period. We put together a few…

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Risks and Benefits of Infant Ear Molding

Infant ear deformity, which affects a significant number of babies worldwide, can be remedied with two separate modalities. While surgical correction is an option, it comes with risks and potential complications. Thankfully, Wellspring Pediatric Plastics offers a less invasive alternative: infant ear molding. Not only is it effective, but it’s also a safer and less risky option than delayed surgical treatment. Let’s explore why more…

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The Accesory Tragus

The accessory tragus is a benign congenital malformation of the external ear. It’s commonly, though incorrectly, referred to as a “skin tag”. It’s actually a small flesh-colored tissue composed of skin, subcutaneous fat, and cartilage. It is typically located anterior to the tragus. The formation is a result of errors during embryogenesis when the fetus is only about 6 weeks old. The ear is composed…

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Different Types of Ear Anomalies

Different Types of Ear Anomalies When we discuss infant ear molding, we are speaking on a generalized term for newborn ear anomalies. However, within this realm of treatment lie several different malformations and deformities that our practice can safely and effectively treat within the first few weeks of life. Approximately 20-30% of infants are born with a degree of ear anomaly, which can range from…

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Infant Ear Molding: The Importance of Early Intervention

Bringing your newborn home is a joyous occasion filled with both excitement and unpredictability. At Wellspring Pediatric Plastics, our goal is to ease any fears or concerns when it comes to your baby’s development. Our providers are highly trained in the field of infant ear anomalies and have put together some information regarding the importance of early intervention for your newborn. Ear molding is a…

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How Long Does It Take to See Results From Infant Ear Molding?

Instead of waiting until your child is 5 years old to surgically correct differences in ear shape, you might want to take a more proactive approach with infant ear molding. In an infant ear molding procedure, your newborn wears a custom-fitted device to reshape the ears while they are still malleable. Infant ear molding is a spectacular alternative to surgery, and it offers great results…

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