Deformities of the Ear in Children
Deformities of the ear in a child can range from very mild to very complex. Because the ear is important to both balance the facial aesthetics and to hear, it is important to correct any deformities that may result from congenital disorders or trauma. If ears protrude too far from the head, it can be difficult for children to wear glasses or hearing aids. Dr. Burstein corrects this by creating a fold in the cartilage of the ear that is otherwise missing. For children born with microtia, or an underdeveloped or missing ear, reconstructive surgery using the child’s own cartilage can replace the ear for a more natural appearance and better hearing ability.