Matilda had her second part of her surgery (this part usually happen 3 moths after the first surgery) where they take a skin graft from the area above her new ear and then placed it over her new ear after they lift her new ear up. They took some extra cartilage from her rib at her last surgery and stored it right underneath her skin for later use. It’s a pretty neat idea since they don’t have to cut her deep down again and the cartilage has a perfect little safe storage place.
I had asked the surgeons if they would be willing to give Matilda an ear pierce during her surgery since I am afraid to go anywhere with her new special ear! Matilda and I picked out her first earrings and had it all ready to go the morning of the surgery. In the picture you can see the mark where they will place her earring.
The surgeons took pictures of what they had done and it’s pretty great.
She did not have to stay overnight for this part of the surgery and just have to rest for about 2 weeks. With this surgery there are lots of wound care and frequent doctor’s visit to check on the wound. Matilda did great and was very happy with this one since she did not have to stay in the hospital.
Matilda wore these bands I got her daily when she went out to cover her wounds but after 2 weeks or so, she decided to not wear it and just show her cool rock start look.