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Oddly shaped ears can be very noticeable. Whether a child is born with misshapen ears or trauma or illness cause a deformity in adulthood, ear reshaping can be beneficial to improve balance and overall appearance. Dr. Gary Linkov of City Facial Plastics in NYC is an experienced facial plastic surgeon for ears who offers artistic ear reshaping for children and adults.

Many children are born with misshapen ears. It is estimated about one in three children are born with some level of ear deformity. In some cases, these misshapen ears can be reshaped right away. The cartilage in newborns is very pliable due to high estrogen levels, making it easier to change the shape in the first few weeks of their life without surgery. However, for older children or adults with misshapen ears, surgery is usually needed if they want to change their ear appearance.

Outpatient Ear Shaping

In most cases, ear reshaping can be performed as an outpatient office procedure at City Facial Plastics. Dr. Linkov can evaluate the ear shape and offer solutions to change it. Adults can usually have their ear reshaped under local anesthesia at our office. Children may need more sedation to ensure they are relaxed during the procedure.

The extent of the surgery depends on the level of ear deformity. With ear shaping, the procedure can be quick. In some cases, repairing or reshaping an ear lobe will be fast in comparison to reshaping the upper ear contours. Dr. Linkov customizes every procedure to match his patient’s desires and finds the best solution to improve the ear’s appearance.

No one needs to live with a misshapen ear if it makes them feel uncomfortable or less confident in their appearance. If you or your child have misshapen ears, contact City Facial Plastics to schedule a consultation with Dr. Linkov to discuss your cosmetic options.

What Dr. Linkov's Patients Say
City Facial Plastics

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 25 reviews

Alla K.

Dr. Linkov is really good and so easy to talk to, thank you!

Tyler D.

Thank you so much for your time, Dr. Linkov, appreciate the extra attention!

Elizabeth G.

Everything you would want in a physician - extremely thorough, thoughtful, intelligent, a great listener, and pays extreme attention to detail.

Carolina F.

Dr. Linkov is the best!!! He is extremely professional and knowledgeable!!! I recommend Dr. Linkov 100%.

Alex S.

Dr. Gary is a true professional with great eye and bedside manner. He’s the one I refer my family, patients and friends to.

Suzy S.

Highly recommend! Dr. Gary helped me with painful lip scar tissue after an accidental fall a year earlier. I’ve known Gary for 20 years and since the first day knowing him he’s grown as a medical professional with an innate sense of detail and kind demeanor. Excellent client follow up and post treatment care.

Marina S.

Dr. Gary is a fantastic NYC plastic surgeon who treats me and to whom I would recommend all my friends and family. He has a very conservative approach to fillers and I was extremely impressed with the way he filled my nasolabial lines that had been bothering me for years. It was painless, and I did not experience any bruising at all. Getting this done gave me so much confidence - I wish I worked with him years ago!

Rachel G.

Wow is all I can say! Fantastic doctor that gives you an extremely pleasant, professional, and realistic experience. Would highly recommend and give 6 stars if I could.