Cryptotia Correction Surgery
Congenital ear deformities are challenging, even for the most advanced, experienced facial plastic surgeon. Cryptotia is one of these types of ear defects that can require extensive skill and training to correct, using the most advanced options in plastic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Joseph Rousso is a skilled double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has the experience required to achieve exceptional results within the realm of pediatric facial plastic surgery.
Cryptotia is a malformation of the ear at birth where the upper ear cartilage remains under the skin, not emerging as it should. The necessary components of the ear are present, but they are hidden and need medical assistance to be formed outside of the skin of the scalp. In some cases, non-surgical ear molding can be used to form and extend the shape of the ear away from the scalp at infancy. When this is not possible, surgical correction later in life may be needed to reveal the “hidden ear” from its hidden position.
Surgical Hidden Ear Correction
Dr. Rousso is one of the few facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons in New York City that specializes in ear deformities. His position as chief of the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai gives him the unique expertise and experience necessary for surgical correction of ear congenital issues such as cryptotia. Using his extensive skills, the ear can be extended and shaped through skin or cartilage grafts to create a balanced appearance to the ear.
Ear malformations are a common congenital issue. Some conditons like cryptotia may be treated with non-surgical options in the first weeks after birth. It is vital to contact a qualified specialist in ear plastic surgery immediately if a child is born with an ear deformity to begin discussing the options available. Dr. Rousso can be reached at our office in New York City. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.