Prominent or protruding ears can attract unwanted attention. This can greatly affect a person or a child’s self-image and confidence (especially as they enter the school age).
Ear surgery can correct the problem by rasping and reshaping the cartilage into a more natural and balanced shape along with the rest of the facial features and dimensions. This procedure can be performed in children and adults.
The EarWell correction system is non-invasive, non-surgical, and painless. Best results are obtained when the treatment begins prior to 2 weeks of age. EarWell corrects over 90% of newborn ear deformities within a 4-6 week therapy period. It requires low maintenance by parents at home and is typically covered by insurance.
In some cases children are born with partial or complete ear deformities in which they are born missing critical portions of the ear structure or were born without an external ear. This deformity is called Microtia and can be corrected typically with a 3-Stage surgical procedure where cartilage is grafted from a child's ribcage to form the ear.
This procedure can have a life-changing effect on a child's quality of life and is typically covered by insurance.
Pediatric Ear Deformities
Dr. Wang sees the highest volume of ear deformities in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. She specializes in Otoplasty repair, Microtia repair, and EarWell System placements. For more information please visit Dr. Wang's website at www.atlantaearmolding.com.
Earlobe repair is a common minor procedure. Typically involving a tear from an earring or animal bite, Dr. Wang frequently repairs earlobes in the office under local anesthetic. In doing so our patients achieve a balanced and aesthetically pleasing result.