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Enjoy Fully-Functional, Attractive Ears

Ear reconstruction and ear molding are effective ways to address issues with the outer ear, which can range in severity. Some patients are born with ears that did not properly develop and are interested in correcting the appearance of the outer ear. In other cases, a child may be born with no outer ear or just a small remnant that significantly impacts their quality of life.

No matter how severe the issue may be, Dr. Mark Fisher is pleased to offer ear molding and ear reconstruction surgery to repair any issues that may be present and restore a full and complete quality of life. To learn more about how these procedures can help you, reach out and set up your consultation with Dr. Mark Fisher today.

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Infant Ear Molding

For patients whose ears may not have formed properly, Dr. Fisher is proud to offer the EarWell™ Infant Ear Correction System to his patients. This is a non-invasive, painless way to permanently correct infant ear deformity by gently molding the ear cartilage to the correct shape over several weeks. It produces the best results if started within three weeks of birth and can correct almost all infant ear deformities without the need for surgery.

Best of all, everything is done in the comfort of our office without the need for hospital visits, sedation, or anesthesia.

If you notice that your little one’s ears look a little different, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fisher to see if ear molding may be the right answer.

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Correcting Infant Ear Deformities with the EarWell Correction System

Ear deformities among infants tend to be overlooked to an unfortunate degree, despite the fact that they are present in 20% to 35% of all births. Without being addressed, 70% of these deformities will either stay the same or worsen over time. Dr. Fisher is pleased to offer the EarWell system, which safely and non-surgical corrects ear deformities without the need for anesthesia or hospital visits.

The EarWell System is a great way to address:

  • Stahl's Ear
  • Helical Rim
  • Lidding
  • Cup Ear
  • Prominent Ear
  • Conchal Crus
  • Cryptotia
  • Combined Deformities

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EarWell System Results

Microtia and Ear Reconstruction

Although quite rare, missing one or both outer ears, also known as microtia, is one of the most common congenital facial deformities. This condition can cause various ear deformities ranging from small, partial ears to completely missing ears in more extreme cases. 

There are four levels of severity seen with microtia, impacting the ear as follows:

  • Grade One involves an outer ear and canal that is smaller than average.
  • Grade Two causes the external ear to develop improperly.
  • Grade Three occurs when the external ear is extensively misshapen and sometimes lacks any cartilage whatsoever.
  • Grade Four describes a condition in which there is virtually no outer ear, and the ear canal may be completely unformed.
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Ear Reconstruction with Dr. Mark Fisher

Ear Reconstruction

Ear reconstruction for partially or completely missing ears is a technically challenging surgery best done by a fellowship-trained pediatric plastic surgeon. Dr. Fisher has the training and experience to guide you and your child through this process and restore your child’s ear and confidence. Using cartilage from the ribs, Dr. Fisher is able to create a new ear which is inserted under the skin where the ear should be and allowed to heal. This procedure is usually done once the child is around eight to ten years of age and the cartilage in their ribs is robust and thick enough to create a new ear. 

Dr. Fisher is also experienced at treating other ear deformities and performing reconstruction of the ears after trauma. If you have any questions, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fisher to learn more about your options when it comes to ear reconstruction.

Recovering after Ear Reconstruction

Recovery after ear reconstruction depends on the extent of surgery that was performed. Many minor reconstructive surgeries are done on an outpatient basis, but ear reconstruction for microtia usually requires at least one night in the hospital for monitoring followed by a few weeks of recovery.

Dr. Fisher and his team will give you detailed aftercare instructions and will ensure that you know exactly what to expect from the recovery process. He will talk you through all the relevant details of your procedure, so you can rest assured and look forward to your results.

To learn more about what Dr. Fisher and his team can do for you, reach out and set up your consultation at our Westport location today.

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