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The position of the ears protruding from the sides of the head put them at risk of trauma injuries. Ears are made primarily of cartilage, which can be torn or damaged with trauma. Sports, car wrecks, motorcycle accidents and other events can cause damage to the ears, changing their shape and appearance. Our cosmetic surgery team at LM Medical NYC in Manhattan offers ear trauma plastic surgery for ear reconstruction and reshaping.

Animal attacks, vehicle accidents, violence and sports injuries can all be responsible for damaging the ears and impacting their appearance. The damage can be a simple tear, like earrings tearing through the earlobe, or as extensive as losing most of the outer ear. Cartilage heals differently than muscle or other types of tissue, as it does not regenerate cells in the same manner. To repair damage or replace lost ear tissue, complex reconstruction plastic surgery may be required.

Ear Reconstruction Plastic Surgery

When portions of an ear must be replaced after trauma, cartilage grafting may be required. Dr. Lesley Rabach is a top facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a double board certification in both facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Her expertise includes harvesting cartilage from other areas in the body to graft to the damaged ear to reshape and reconstruct the natural shape of the ear.

Damage to the ears from trauma can be devastating, but there are options to restore a natural ear appearance. If you have an ear that has been damaged by trauma, contact us at LM Medical NYC in Greenwich Village and the Upper East Side to schedule a private consultation with renowned facial surgeon Dr. Lesley, our experienced facial plastic surgeon. We offer advanced options in ear trauma surgery to repair and reconstruct these complex features.

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