The position and vulnerability of the ears make them a target for injury. Car accidents, sports injuries and violent trauma can tear or damage the ears, leaving them mangled. In some cases, some or all of the outer ear cartilage is damaged or removed, requiring a complete reconstruction to replace the ear. Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, is a highly respected facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in NYC that offers beautifully reconstructed ears for patients who have experienced ear trauma.
The majority of the ear is cartilage, which is why they are easily damaged. Since the ears protrude from the head, they can be impacted by force or get caught, tearing or damaging the pliable cartilage. Missing or damaged cartilage on the ear can be unsightly and a distracting feature that can make victims of ear trauma self-conscious of their appearance. Ear reconstruction surgery can restore a balanced, beautiful ear and give the patient back self-confidence in their appearance. The cartilage can be reshaped, or new cartilage can be created to restore your ear to its former shape.
Undergoing Ear Reconstruction Surgery
Ear reconstruction is one of the more complicated facial plastic surgeries performed. There are many elements involved, from the surgical procedure to creating a shape and size that resembles the opposite ear. The ear must also be carefully positioned to create balance and symmetry to the face. Dr. Rosenberg has many years of experience as a facial reconstructive surgeon, using his training and expertise to create natural, beautiful results for his patients undergoing ear reconstruction surgery.
If you have experienced ear trauma that has changed the shape of your ear and you want to explore reconstruction options, contact Dr. Rosenberg’s office to schedule a consultation. Stop hiding your ears under a hat or a scarf, and feel confident in your appearance again with ear reconstruction surgery.