Abnormal development or deformities of the ear anatomy can cause a range of complications,
from cosmetic issues to hearing and development problems. An estimated 6 to 45 percent of children are born with some sort of congenital ear deformity.
Types of ear deformities
Causes: The causes of ear deformities are varied. Most ear deformities are congenital, meaning they are present from birth. In rare cases, children develop ear deformities from trauma or disease.
Treatments: Traditional treatment for ear deformities has been to wait until a child is 5 years old to perform surgical correction. However, we have learned that many of these deformities, if treated early, can be corrected non-surgically with ear molding. Unfortunately, we do not know which ear deformities will correct by themselves and which will require surgical treatment later in life. For this reason, it’s important to discuss early with PLASTIC SURGEON for nonsurgical ear molding.
Ear reconstruction (otoplasty) is a term used for surgical correction of ear deformities.
Nose Deformity Overview
A nasal deformity is an abnormality in the structure and appearance of the nose resulting in difficulty in breathing , impaired sense of smell and cosmetic concern.
Although not so common, septoplasty carries the risk of inducing nasal deformity such as saddle nose and deviated nose. Surgical correction for those deformities is a formidable task to deal with, because the septal cartilage framework was already weakened due to previous procedure.
Type of nasal deformity
Wide alar base
Traumaric nose defect