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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.

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  • 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.
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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.