Stahl’s Ear Deformity Correction
Pointed or deformed ears are a congenital defect that many children are born with, impacting their appearance throughout life if not corrected. Referred to as Stahl’s ear, Vulcan ear or Spock ear, the pointed tips can create an elfish appearance. While a fashionable look for characters in science fiction television and cinema, pointed ears are not what most people would prefer. Dr. Rousso is an experienced pediatric facial plastic surgeon that can correct Stahl’s ear and reform the shape of those with this deformity with non-surgical and surgical methods.
Stahl’s ear occurs when the top rim of the ear is flat and deformed, folding to create a pointed shape at the highest portion. Since it is congenital, the shape is noticeable when a child is born. In some cases, the ear can be reformed in the first few weeks after birth to correct the pointed shape. Dr. Rousso uses the EarWell ear molding device to reshape newborn ears without surgery, a non-invasive and painless method to correct some cases of Spock or Vulcan ears.
Plastic Surgery for Pointed Ear
For children and adults with the Stahl’s ear deformity, otoplasty, or plastic ear surgery, can be performed to change the shape of the ear. Dr. Rousso is one of the leading facial plastic surgeons that performs otoplasty in New York City. His position as chief of the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is an indicator of his vast knowledge and skill as a reconstructive plastic surgeon, especially when correcting congenital ear deformities.
There is no reason for children or adults to endure ridicule or lower self-esteem due to pointed ears or other ear deformities. There are options to reshape prominent or misshaped ears through plastic surgery. Contact Dr. Rousso at our office in NYC to schedule a consultation to learn more about Stahl’s ear correction options.