Patient Info

Gender:
Male
Age:
6 weeks old
Surgeon:
Dr. Inessa Fishman

Description

This 6-week-old child presented with mild kinking or mistfolding of the external ear, or the helical rim.  Dr. Fishman treated him with Earwell, a nonsurgical newborn ear correction treatment, for 8 weeks.  The patient is shown with excellent outcome.  The redness of the skin is expected to resolve within 1-2 days.

About Newborn Ear Correction Procedure

Genetics, and ear positioning in the womb and shortly after birth can contribute to misfolded or prominent ears.  Misfolded and misshapen ears can be corrected with nonsurgical reshaping if treated early enough.  The newborn baby’s ear cartilage is soft and pliable due to high circulating levels of maternal estrogen, and this allows for reshaping or molding the ear without surgery or pain within the first few weeks of the child’s life. Our facial Plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman performs newborn ear correction by splinting or molding the baby’s ear with a device called Earwells, or custom designed splints. Treatment is performed over a period of 3-8+ weeks, and is painless and noninvasive.  The newborn ear correction treatment does not require anesthesia or sedation. With newborn ear splinting, Dr. Fishman successfully corrects misshapen or prominent ears in over 90% of newborn babies.

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