Before and After Microtia Surgery
Shown here are before (left) and after (right) views of actual patients. Remember, every patient responds differently to surgery, and no one can be certain that he or she will get the results shown. However, these photos will illustrate the changes that are possible with these procedures. Click on the images to view them in a larger window.
Microtia is a congenital deformity in which the outer ear does not develop. Through a series of procedures, natural tissue from the patient is used to create an outer ear. Correction of microtia can be done at any time after the age of 5 or 6, and can prevent severe psychological and emotion distress.
Repair of aural atresia (construction of an ear canal and eardrum) can be coordinated with repair of microtia to produce a natural appearing, functioning ear.