If protruding, misshapen or large ears bother you or your child, you may want to consider an otoplasty by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marshall Yellen. Treatment of a child with protruding or disfigured ears can start as early as age 5 when the ear cartilage is stable enough for surgery.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Marshall Yellen brings his skills and training to create a naturally shaped ear, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Parents consult with Dr. Yellen often as a result of a child being teased at school. Other reasons may include:
- Congenital ear deformities
- Protruding or disfigured ears
- To improve self-image
The consultation with Dr. Marshall Yellen includes both parents and child, where goals and expectations are discussed. After viewing the video on otoplasty, parents and the child are able to review the surgery procedure, ask questions and evaluate the options available to correct your or your child’s ear condition. The goal is to create an ear as normal to structure and balance in proportion to other facial features as possible, as well as to improve the patient’s self-confidence.