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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.

What our patients are saying

  • Dr. Rousso was spectacular. Smart, listened to my issues, asked a variety of thoughtful questions to help identify and resolve my issue. Would absolutely recommend him to others. He was warm and personable and wonderful that he speaks Spanish. J. B.
  • My son had a cleft lip and now he looks like he never had it! Thank you so much! M. T.
  • Dr. Rousso is absolutely awesome! M. Z.
  • He was super kind and mindful of my comfort!!! Highly recc! G. R.
  • Dr. Rousso took his time and answered all of my questions or concerns. S. S.

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If you or a family member need facial plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery for aesthetic or functional issues in New York City, take the time to meet with Dr. Joseph Rousso for a consultation. His extensive education, experience and talent as a facial plastic surgeon cannot be surpassed, especially when it comes to balanced, natural-appearing results. Contact his office in Manhattan to schedule your consultation.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joseph J. Rousso, MD FACS

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 32 reviews

Nancy M.

They were very professional from the moment I walked in there. The doctor took the time to understand my pain and was ready to help and did a great job.

Lauren S.

Dr Rousso is patient, listens well and explains thoroughly. He has a warm manner and seems very knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

Joseph T.

Very personable doc – at no point in the appointment did I feel rushed. Great staff, too, and I was seen very quickly.

Cassandra F.

I love visits with Dr. Rousso. Always super nice, patient, thorough, and willing to answer any questions I have.

Lisa K.

Professional, informative, and didn't feel rushed. Was able to diagnose my condition.

Antonio V.

Dr Rousso is an excellent doctor, and my visit couldn’t be more pleasant. I highly recommend him.

Aaron B.

It appears Dr. Rousso diagnosed me both quickly and effectively. My symptoms are already clearing up!

Katherine T.

Dr Rousso gave me a great initial consult and a referral to a sinus specialist.