Microtia has been associated with certain medications taken during pregnancy--particularly anticonvulsants, which are drugs given to treat epilepsy, and isotretinoin, a drug prescribed for severe acne.
In the first operation, a piece of cartilage is removed from the child's rib cage on the side opposite the affected ear, so that the surgeon can use the natural curve of the cartilage in fashioning the new ear.
The reconstruction of a missing ear must be done in several stages because the surgeon must allow for changes in the proportions of the child's face and skull as he or she matures and to make the new ear look… Full Answer
The "ear" was grown on the mouses back because it's a good idea to have a "spare" human ear. The ear is very difficult to repair and is often damaged in car accidents, fights, fires, and also a disease called… Full Answer
This means your teenager is born with the ear or ears like that. It is a congential defect called Microtia. For cosmetic reasons and to improve appearance a prosthetic ear/ears can be worn ( In today's medical technology and medical… Full Answer
It really depends on what kind of surgery you are having done. My plastic surgeon told me that cosmetic surgery is usually not near as painful as reconstructive surgery. This would be due to the fact that with reconstructive surgery… Full Answer
The list of Medical DQ's is long and detailed, and in the end, anything besides being pretty healthy these days will get you DQ'd, even if it's not on the list. All branches are overstaffed, so recruit selection is at… Full Answer