Stahl’s Ear Deformity Surgery
As many as 30% of children are born with some type of congenital ear deformity. Stahl’s ear deformity is a condition where the upper portion of the ear cartilage is flat, coming to a point at the top of the ear. While this ear formation does not pose a risk to health or the child’s hearing, it can be a distracting and undesirable feature. Renowned facial surgeon Dr. Lesley Rabach at LM Medical NYC offers Stahl’s ear deformity surgery at our medical facility in Manhattan.
Pointed ears may look cute on a baby, but it can be a feature that is less desirable as they get older. Kids can be cruel, as can adults. Some children can feel embarrassed or self-conscious about their misshaped ears, impacting their self-confidence. Stahl’s ear correction can reshape the upper ear cartilage to a rounded shape, eliminating this distracting feature. Ear plastic surgery can be performed on children, usually recommended once their ears are mature and fully developed.
Pediatric Ear Reshaping
Some children born with Stahl’s ear deformity can undergo non-surgical ear molding within two months after they are born to reshape the ear cartilage. This is not always effective, as it depends on the severity of the deformity. For older children, Stahl’s ear correction surgery can be performed at about age five or six when their ears are mature.
Dr. Lesley Rabach is a top facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with dual board certifications in her field. Plus, she is a mother of three and understands how difficult a decision it is to decide to have elective surgery on a child. Her compassion, skillset and expertise make her an excellent plastic surgeon choice for performing Stahl’s ear deformity surgery on your child.
To learn more about the options for Stahl’s ear correction, contact us at LM Medical NYC. We can schedule a private consultation with Dr. Lesley at our clinic in Greenwich Village.