Prominent Ears or Protruding Ear Treatment Options
If your child was born with prominent ears or protruding ears, it is understandable that you want the most qualified surgeon. Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones is distinguished in his field and is known for his exceptional results when it comes to ear reconstruction and treating a variety of congenital ear deformities. Dr. Jones is dual board certified in both plastic surgery and ENT, giving patients the significant and unique advantage of having a surgeon that understands how to intricately reconstruct the outer ear form without compromising the inner ear function. When it comes to prominent ears, we understand the psychological impact it can have on a child, and we can trust that we will implement effective treatment methods at the most optimal time.
What are Prominent Ears?
Prominent ears are often an inherited trait where there is an abnormal protrusion of the ears. It can occur in one or both ears. Dr. Jones can correct prominent ears using advanced otoplasty techniques to change the shape of the ear cartilage and bring the ear closer to the side of the head. This is a surgical procedure that does not affect hearing, but can restore a more natural cosmetic appearance by carefully altering the cartilage.
Dr. Jones advises that otoplasty to correct prominent ears be performed between the ages of 5 and 6. Early correction can help your child avoid psychological distress, as it is an ear deformity that is commonly teased among school-aged children. Many insurance plans cover these procedures, as they are deemed necessary to correct disfigurement from improper development; however, the coverage is determined by the insurance carrier.
Please contact Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones for an experienced, reputable and gentle surgeon who can correct prominent ears. During an initial consultation, you can expect Dr. Jones to fully outline your recommended ear reconstruction plan, including expected timeframe and costs as well as how your ideal results can best be achieved.