Cryptotia Ear Deformity Correction
Parents will often state that the top of the ear looks like it is hidden underneath the skin of the scalp. This deformity is called Cryptotia and the top of the ear cartilage is all there, but it is buried underneath the skin.
Cryptotia Ear Deformity
Cryptotia can be successfully corrected non-surgically with ear molding when started early after birth (first few weeks). The ear cartilage is pulled out from underneath the skin and the skin behind the top of the ear is slowly and gently stretched. This allows a groove to form between the top of the ear and the scalp skin.
If cryptotia is not corrected early with ear molding, it will need surgery in the future with skin grafting to create the groove behind the ear.
Cryptotia Ear Deformity after Ear Molding
Contact Us - Cryptotia Ear Deformity Correction
If it appears that the top of your baby’s ear is buried under the skin, call us for non-surgical correction with ear molding. Call (917) 708-0018 for an appointment within the first few weeks after birth – earlier the better. We will work to obtain insurance approval before your first visit to the office so that molding can be performed as soon as possible.