Prominent Ear Deformity Correction
Approximately 5% of all children are born with protruding ears. Prominent ears are the most frequent congenital deformity of the head and neck at birth. In most cases, hearing is not affected, but concerns about appearance and resulting peer ridicule often prompt parents to seek prominent ear deformity correction. Dr. Erez Dayan offers this pediatric cosmetic surgery at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, Nevada.
Otoplasty, or ear plastic surgery, is not recommended until the ear is fully formed naturally. This does not occur until about ages 6-7. By this time, the child will likely have encountered some attention from peers about their ear deformity and will be more than ready to cooperate in an ear deformity correction procedure.
Otoplasty, for this reason, is generally viewed as a necessary reconstructive surgery that is covered under most insurance policies. The team at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute can help you with insurance claims and related steps. We also offer payment and financing assistance options to help fund your child’s prominent ear deformity correction surgery if it is not covered under insurance.
Protruding Ear Correction in Reno/Tahoe near Lake Tahoe
Protruding ear correction in Reno/Tahoe near Lake Tahoe at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute typically seeks to pin the ears back closer to the side of the head for a more balanced appearance. Even a slight reduction in the angle of outward protrusion can make a significant difference to the ear’s appearance. In some severe cases, Dr. Dayan may need to remove some cartilage and reshape the remaining material to form a normal-sized ear.
Dr. Dayan can explain more about protruding ear correction in Reno/Tahoe near Lake Tahoe, and his recommendations in a confidential consultation at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute. Contact us, and a team member will be happy to provide information and schedule a consultation with Dr. Dayan.