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The position, structure and protrusion of the ears can make them vulnerable to injury and trauma. Accidents and injuries involving the head can often impact the ears, causing substantial damage to the outer ear structure. While most damage to the ear cartilage and fatty tissue is cosmetic and does not affect hearing, it can impact the person’s appearance. Dr. Munique Maia of Maia Plastic Surgery is a fellowship trained and board certified plastic surgeon who can perform ear trauma surgery at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.

The cartilage and tissue in the outer ear can be easily mutilated in a head trauma accident. Motorcycle and auto accidents are common causes of outer ear damage, as well as fire and chemical accidents. Severe accidents may remove some or all of the outer ear, leaving the victim with a noticeable imbalance and functional issues. It is also difficult to wear glasses or a hearing aid without a stable outer ear. Ear trauma and reconstruction plastic surgery can reform and reshape the ear for both cosmetic and functional purposes.

Ear Reconstruction Plastic Surgery

When some or all the cartilage and fatty tissue from the ear are damaged, there are a few options available. There are prosthetic ears that can be attached for cosmetic purposes to replace the outer ear if it is damaged or lost in an accident. Another option is ear reconstruction plastic surgery using cartilage, tissue and skin grafts to rebuild a new ear from the patient’s own tissue. Dr. Maia can discuss all the incredible options available for those who are seeking ear trauma cosmetic surgery.

Substantial ear damage from trauma can have a dramatic impact on your appearance and ear function. If you want to explore ear trauma plastic or reconstruction surgery, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery in the Washington, DC, area. Call us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Maia to discuss the ear trauma surgery options to reshape or restore your damaged ears.

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