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The configuration of the outer ear is a complicated design. The form is geared toward improving hearing, not for aesthetic appeal. However, when ears are misshapen, it is usually a cosmetic concern that inspires an individual to seek surgical repair. Injuries, genetics and birth defects can all impact the shape of the ear. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg at Vantage Plastic Surgery offers advanced options in ear reshaping surgery to create a balanced ear contour and symmetrical appearance at our clinics in NYC.

One of the most common occurrences of misshapen ears happens before birth. The outer ear cartilage is very flexible at birth due to excess levels of estrogen. In the womb or during childbirth, the ears can be compressed, changing their shape. Other birth defects can also impact the shape of the ear. In some cases, an infant’s ear can be molded right after birth to reshape the cartilage without the need for surgery. However, for older children and adults, cosmetic ear reshaping surgery is needed to change the ear appearance.

Achieve a Balanced Ear Contour

The pinna or outer ear, also called the auricle, is the visible portion of the ear. There are many different parts that create the unique shape that funnels sound waves into the inner ear. While the design is for function, it is also a cosmetic feature that impacts the appearance of the face. When the helix (upper rim) or inner concha are misshaped, it can throw off the balance of the ears. Cosmetic surgery creates a balanced ear contour that can improve the appearance of the ears and facial harmony.

Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg has an extensive history of creating beautiful results for his plastic surgery patients. As a double board certified plastic surgeon, he uses the most advanced techniques in cosmetic surgery to perform complex ear reshaping surgery. Using cartilage, fat and skin grafting and his innate artistic skills, Dr. Shteynberg can reform and reshape the ears to create the desired appearance.

If you are unhappy with the shape of your ears and want to explore cosmetic ear reshaping surgery, contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a private consultation with Dr. Shteynberg at our office in Brooklyn or Manhattan in NYC.

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