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Ears come in all shapes and sizes, like other facial features. However, not all ears have a symmetrical or desirable shape or size. Ears that are misshapen can be distracting, pulling attention away from the face. If ears are unusually shaped, they can be corrected through ear plastic surgery. Dr. Munique Maia at Maia Plastic Surgery offers cosmetic ear reshaping surgery at our medical center in the greater Washington, DC, area.

The majority of the outer ear is made from cartilage. While flexible, cartilage is also prone to change shape. Many children, almost 30%, are born with misshapen ear cartilage. Often, this cartilage can be reshaped without surgery in the first few weeks after birth using ear molding procedures. However, this is only performed for cosmetic reasons, and there are many children who grow up with one or both ears that are oddly shaped. If it becomes a nuisance or the ear shape impacts self-confidence in their appearance, plastic surgery can be used to reshape the ear.

Plastic Surgery for Misshapen Ears

Whether an ear seems lopsided, unbalanced or pointed, the cartilage can be manipulated into a more pleasing shape. Dr. Maia is a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in reshaping and grafting cartilage to alter facial features, like the ears and nose. Using advanced techniques, Dr. Maia can achieve a balanced ear contour for children and adults that are unhappy with the shape, size or overall appearance of their ears.

Are you self-conscious of your ears due to their shape? If you want to learn more about ear reshaping surgery and you live in the greater Washington, DC, area, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a private consultation with Dr. Maia at our medical clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.

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