Ear Trauma Plastic Surgery
The position and structure of the ears make them vulnerable to injury, especially during traumatic accidents. The soft cartilage and tissue that make up the ear structure can be easily damaged or torn in car wrecks, burn accidents and sports injuries. Trauma to the ear can mangle the shape or remove tissue, resulting in deformed or missing outer ear structure. Dr. Aviva Preminger is a talented plastic surgeon in New York City who offers ear trauma plastic surgery to reshape and reform damaged ears.
Deformed ears from trauma can impact your self-esteem and confidence. While more attention is paid to the aesthetics of facial features like eyes, lips and noses, the ears play an important role in function and appearance. Individuals with severely damaged ears may not be able to wear earrings, eyeglasses or sunglasses; headphones and ear buds may be difficult to use. Those with cauliflower ears or torn/missing tissue may try to hide their ears or feel uncomfortable in social situations. Plastic surgery can reform the shape of the ear for form and function, giving you back your confidence.
Reforming Damaged Ears
The majority of the outer ear is comprised of flexible cartilage, with fatty tissue for the earlobes. When the ears are damaged from fire, chemicals, laceration or repeated contusions (sports injuries), the cartilage may be missing or deformed. Ear trauma plastic surgery is a complex process that often involves skin, tissue and cartilage grafting to restore the form and function of the ears. Dr. Preminger is an experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has the expertise needed to repair damaged ears. Her skills using advanced surgical techniques can create natural-looking results, reshaping and restoring the ear structure.
Ear trauma can be devastating, but there are solutions to restore a natural ear appearance. Plastic surgery and ear reconstruction can replace damaged tissue and reshape the ears for cosmetic and functional purposes. To learn more about ear trauma plastic surgery, contact the office of Aviva Preminger, M.D. in Manhattan. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Preminger to discuss your ear reconstruction or plastic surgery options.