Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your ear or struggling to hear properly due to the lack of structure? You might be suffering from an uncommon condition known as microtia.

Microtia is a challenging condition that can cause physical and emotional distress for those with it. It can impact everything from hearing and balance to social interactions and self-esteem.

Some people may feel stuck with their condition for life, while others may resort to extreme measures such as plastic surgery or prosthetics. However, advancements in medical technology have provided new hope for those seeking a solution to their microtia.

But does microtia surgery help to fix it? Let’s find out!

What is Microtia?
Microtia is a congenital disability that affects the development of the external ear. It occurs when the outer ear, also known as the auricle, fails to fully develop during fetal development, resulting in a smaller, abnormally shaped or completely absent ear.

Microtia can occur in one or both ears and can range from a mild deformity to a complete absence of the external ear. It can also be associated with other conditions, such as hearing loss and facial asymmetry. Microtia is indeed believed to develop during the first trimester of pregnancy.

While the exact causes of microtia are unknown, it has been associated with various risk factors, including genetic mutations, exposure to certain medications or toxins during pregnancy, maternal infections, and a low-carbohydrate or folic acid-deficient diet.

How to Fix Microtia?
If you are looking for an effective way to correct microtia, microtia surgery is the best plastic surgery in India, is the solution you are looking for.

Microtia surgery is a surgical procedure performed to reconstruct a malformed or underdeveloped external ear, known as microtia. Microtia is a congenital condition that affects the shape and size of the outer ear, often resulting in a small or absent ear.

During microtia surgery, an experienced surgeon, like Dr Rajat Gupta, typically uses cartilage from the patient's rib or another part of the body to create a framework for the new ear. The cartilage is sculpted and shaped to match the size and shape of the patient's other ear and then covered with skin from the scalp or behind the ear. The surgeon may also use tissue expanders to stretch the skin where the new ear will be created to ensure enough tissue to cover the framework.

The procedure is typically performed on children between the ages of 6 and 10 but can also be done on adults who wish to improve the appearance of their ears. The surgery can be complex and may require multiple stages, depending on the severity of the deformity. The ultimate goal of microtia surgery is to create a natural-looking and functional ear that improves the patient's appearance and ability to hear.

Microtia surgery can be complex and may require multiple stages, depending on the severity of the condition. Therefore, consulting with a qualified plastic surgeon specialising in microtia surgery is important to determine the best treatment plan for each case.

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Planning for Microtia Surgery!
If your child is struggling with microtia, don't hesitate to reach out to Dr Rajat Gupta, a skilled plastic surgeon who specialises in microtia surgery. With his expertise, your child can get a natural-looking and functional ear to boost his/her confidence and improve quality of life.