Prominent Ear

 

Prominent Ear

Large protruding ears can be a source of discomfort and teasing for children and adults.  When discovered at birth, a small appliance can be fixed to hold the ear in an anatomic position in a process known as ear molding.  The molding apparatus is usually worn for 4-6 weeks can possibly prevent the need for surgery.

Otoplasty is a surgical option, which involves reshaping the cartilage of the ears to help approve the appearance.  Sutures are placed internally to hold the new position and immediate results can be obtained.  This surgery is performed under general anesthesia for children, and can be performed under local anesthesia for adults.  A headband must be worn for 2-3 weeks post-operatively to help support the repair.

Dr. Nicholas Bastidas is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in the treatment of pediatric and adult craniofacial, cleft and vascular abnormalities. Dr. Bastidas is a leader in craniofacial surgical procedures and serves the Long Island and greater New York region. Call us today at (516) 497-7900. We are looking forward to serving you and your family.