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Protruding or prominent ears are a common trait, usually passed down through genetics. When a child is born, it is usually obvious if their ears extend outward or protrude from the head. Prominent ear deformity usually does not impact the health or hearing of the child, but protruding ears are a distracting feature. Many parents choose prominent ear deformity correction to give their child a more balanced appearance.

At LM Medical NYC, our double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Lesley Rabach, can recommend treatment for pediatric protruding ear correction. In some cases, infants with mild forms of prominent ear deformity can undergo ear molding in the first two months after birth to reshape their ears. This is a non-surgical, non-invasive option that can reshape the cartilage while it is still flexible. For children with more pronounced or projected ears, otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery, can be performed when they are older.

Otoplasty or Ear Pinning for Kids

Ear pinning surgery can be completed on children once their ears have completed their growth cycle. For most children, this is around age five or six. Dr. Lesley is highly experienced at performing this surgery on both adults and children. As a mother herself, she is experienced with children and helping them feel comfortable. The procedure can bring the ears closer to the scalp, reducing the protrusion. Many parents choose to have this procedure completed before their child begins elementary school to reduce the teasing and bullying that can occur when a child looks different.

Do you have a child that was born with a prominent ear deformity? There are options that can reduce this distracting feature to help your child have more confidence in their appearance. To learn more about protruding ear correction for kids, contact us at LM Medical NYC in Greenwich Village to schedule a consultation with expert facial surgeon Dr. Lesley.

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Patient Testimonials

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 159 reviews

Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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