Ear Trauma Plastic Surgery
Due to the position and protrusion of the ears, they are prone to disfigurement from trauma. Consisting primarily of cartilage, ears can rip or tear from pressure or impact, causing a deformity. The ears are one of the most challenging features to reconstruct and repair through plastic surgery, requiring specialized skill and training. Dr. Joseph Rousso is a member of a small group of facial plastic surgeons with extensive experience and expertise in ear reconstruction and otoplasty. He offers exceptional, world-class results for those needing ear trauma plastic surgery.
Trauma to the ears can be as simple as a torn ear lobe due to an earring that has ripped through the lobe. It can also be as complex as losing most of the ear in an accident. The amount of repair and reconstruction will depend on the severity. In some cases, a repair or reshaping can be done in-office to correct the damage and restore a balanced appearance to the ear. However, for more severe trauma involving a larger portion of the ear, complete reconstruction may be necessary.
Complete Ear Reconstruction After Trauma
If an ear is severely mangled or lost from trauma, a new ear formation may be suggested by Dr. Rousso. Reconstruction can involve rib cartilage grafting, which uses cartilage from the rib of the patient to form the new ear. For those who are not suitable candidates for rib cartilage grafting, ear reconstruction can be completed using an Medpor alloplastic implant. Dr. Rousso uses the most advanced medical technology and techniques to complete the repair or reconstruction for natural, balanced results.
If you or a family member has an ear that has been damaged due to trauma and want to restore the natural appearance of the ear, contact our office in New York City today. Dr. Rousso is one of the leading experts in ear plastic surgery in the country, offering exceptional results for those needing any type of ear repair or reconstruction.