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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.

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.