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Ear Trauma

The ear’s position and delicate nature make them prone to trauma. Ears are mostly cartilage and fatty tissue that can be easily damaged during an accident, causing trauma. Disfigured ears can be unattractive and embarrassing. People will often try to hide their ears under long hair, hats or other accessories. Plastic surgery can restore a natural shape and appearance to ears deformed by trauma.

Page Updated: Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Gary Linkov at City Facial Plastics in Manhattan, New York offers exceptional skill for reforming ears misshapen by trauma. His experience and expertise have helped many of patients with ear trauma recover a beautiful ear shape that is balanced and symmetrical with their facial features. If you or your child have experienced ear trauma that impacted the aesthetics of the ear, contact our office. Plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Linkov can create a personalized plan to restore the shape and appearance of injured ears with his cutting-edge plastic surgery techniques.

Types of Ear Trauma

Ears are one of the most common features to be damaged due to trauma. The position and protrusion of the ear make them prone to catching on objects during accidents. Cartilage is also easily damaged. Types of ear trauma that commonly occur include:

  • Ripped or torn ear lobes due to earrings pulled through the lobes
  • Cauliflower or boxer ear, cartilage ear deformity from ongoing impact to the ear
  • Ripped or torn cartilage in the upper ear from auto or work accidents
  • Dog or animal attacks that affect the ear
  • Sports injuries

Misshapen ears due to trauma can be distracting. Experienced facial plastic surgeon Dr. Linkov offers options to restore a natural appearance to the ear, including reconstruction surgery to replace lost ear cartilage. Dr. Linkov uses cartilage grafting and shaping, along with other advanced plastic surgery techniques. He will create a new or reshaped ear that matches its counterpart and is balanced with the other facial features.

If you have experienced ear trauma that has left permanent damage to your appearance, contact our team at City Facial Plastics today. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Linkov to discuss your options to restore a natural, improved appearance to your damaged ear.


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I had a torn ear lobe. His treatment was excellent. I had no problems and no pain after the stitching of my ear lobe. To me he did an excellent job on my ear lobe. I thank him very much for that. I recommend anyone to him for treatments.
Margaret Peters

Page Updated on Apr 28, 2021 by Dr. Gary Linkov  (Facial Plastic Surgeon) of  City Facial Plastics in New York.
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