In this condition a child’s outer ear (pinna) is underdeveloped, most often on one side only. Children with microtia usually have hearing loss, but the inner ear is quite often normally formed. Plastic and reconstructive surgeons can reconstruct the ear and advise you if more of the ear than the outside is damaged. As our surgeons are both board certified and specialty trained, the skills and expertise they offer are higher than the usual standard. Our teams of specialists also provide every aspect of care throughout the surgical and rehabilitative process.
Staged ear reconstruction – The process of ear reconstruction is done in two or more stages. The first stage changes the framework of the ear. The second stage releases the ear framework from the head. For children with ear anomalies, such as microtia, surgery is usually done at the age of nine or above when there is more cartilage that can be used for ear reconstruction.
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