Ear deformities may develop secondary to congenital malformation, trauma, keloid formation, or skin cancer. Ear reconstruction is a formidable challenge due to the unique anatomy of the ear, which is compromised of finely shaped cartilage and thin skin in the upper ear, and delicate soft tissue in the lobule. Recreation of the delicate ear contours requires anatomic knowledge, surgical skill, and artistic ability.
Dr. Khosh is skilled in reconstruction of ear deformity from any cause, from torn ear lobes to missing auricles. In congenitally absent ears, Dr. Khosh uses rib cartilage to recreate a natural appearing ear; this procedure is known as microtia repair. In wrestlers or boxers who develop collapsed or miss-shaped ears, Dr. Khosh uses cartilage shaving and grafting techniques to restore the normal contours.
Patients who develop keloid deformity of the ear can be helped with excision of keloid and meticulous repair. Ear reconstruction following skin cancer removal (Moh's surgery) is tailored to the particular defect. Dr. Khosh relies on his armamentarium of reconstructive techniques to achieve the most satisfying outcome.
In the links below, you will find case studies in each category of ear reconstruction. Please browse these case studies to gain further insight. Cosmetic ear reconstruction for protruding ears is presented as a separate category under otoplasty.