Microtia Surgery

Microtia Surgery is a type of Reconstructive Surgery

Microtia surgery is a type of reconstructive surgery that is used to create an ear for someone who was born with microtia, a condition in which the ear is underdeveloped or missing. The goal of microtia surgery is to create an ear that looks as natural as possible and that is functional.


Microtia is a congenital condition characterized by underdeveloped or malformed ears. In some cases, microtia can affect the ear canal and hearing. Microtia surgery, also known as ear reconstruction or auricular reconstruction, is a procedure aimed at improving the appearance and function of the affected ear.

There are several surgical approaches to treat microtia, and the choice of technique depends on the severity of the condition and the patient's specific needs. One common method is the rib cartilage graft technique, where cartilage from the patient's ribcage is used to create a framework for the new ear. This framework is then covered with tissue and skin to form a natural-looking ear.

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FAQ's About Microtia Surgery

  1. Who is a Good Candidate for Microtia Surgery?
    Microtia surgery is typically recommended for children who are at least 5 years old. This is because the ears continue to grow until this age, and surgery performed before this time may result in an ear that looks disproportionate to the rest of the face.
  2. What to Expect During Microtia Surgery?
    Microtia surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. The surgery will take several hours to complete.
  3. Recovery from Microtia Surgery Most patients will spend one or two nights in the hospital after microtia surgery. The patient will need to wear a bandage over the ear for several weeks, and they will need to avoid strenuous activity for several months.
  4. Risks of Microtia Surgery
  5. As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with microtia surgery. These risks include:
    • Infection: Any surgery carries the risk of infection.
    • Bleeding: Bleeding can occur during or after surgery.
    • Scarring: Scarring is a normal part of any surgery. However, microtia surgery can sometimes result in noticeable scarring.
    • Loss of sensation in the ear: Some time Sensation in Ear will loss.
    • The need for revision surgery: In some cases, additional surgery may be needed to improve the appearance or function of the reconstructed ear.