Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Ear is one of the few structure which stands apart gives definition to our face. Although congenital malformation of external ear are uncommon but they have a long term sequelae both, for the children and the family. The impact can be both physical and emotional. Parents often experience guilt, and school aged children may be the objects of teasing and ridicules.
There is a great degree of variation in presentation of deformity and depending on severity treatment varies, in the most severe case the ear needs to be completely reconstructed from scratch. The cartilage of the child from the chest is taken for reconstruction of framework. The usual age of surgery in 6 years, Few minor deformity of ear like bat ear can be corrected as as day care procedure.