The Diagnosis and Treatment of Protruding Ears

Protruding ears are a physical and social problem that affects children (and later adults) and is a common deformity.  Children are often teased and or bullied by peers and this can affect the child’s self-esteem and produce body image disorder that can last a lifetime.

Otoplasty is one of my favorite operations and it is the only truly cosmetic surgery procedure I perform on children.  This is a complex procedure to learn and and even more complex to master, but it is very rewarding to improve the looks and self image of children.  I also commonly perform otoplasty on teens or adults adults that did not have access to this treatment in childhood.  I recently made this educational video for patients and their families considering correction of protruding ears.

Over the years we have assisted children from low income families who could otherwise not afford this procedure.



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