The proportions of your child’s facial features can become unbalanced during the early years of their lives, when their bodies are rapidly developing. In time, these features will come into harmony. However, there are cases when facial features like the ears have not properly formed during pregnancy, which can create disproportionately large, misshapen, or severely protruding ears.
Because these issues are a result of a birth defect and not normal development and growth, they will not diminish as your child develops. School-aged children may find that the appearance of their ears is a source of ridicule from their peers, which can severely impact their educational and social development.
To help your child lead a normal and happy life, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Lichten can perform a corrective surgery of the ears known as otoplasty. The procedure can be performed on children as young as five years old and is proven to be incredibly safe and highly effective. Contact us to schedule a consultation.