The Plastic Surgery Group is the first in the Capital District to introduce EarWell™ Infant Ear Correction System

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This clinically-tested medical procedure allows doctors to non-invasively and painlessly correct common ear deformities among infants.

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With this new system, doctors can easily solve the problems associated with ear deformities with little to no risk, before it negatively affects the child.

The Plastic Surgery Group, a leading Capital District plastic surgery practice, announced today the availability of the EarWell™ Infant Ear Correction System. This state-of-the-art system is the first to provide doctors with the ability to safely and reliably correct infant ear deformities without the need for risky surgical procedures.

A staggering 20 to 35 percent of all children are born with ear abnormalities that may result in conchal crus, cupping, helical compression, lidding, lop ear, prominent, stahl’s or tanzer 1 constricted ear deformities. These common abnormalities lead to negative impacts on children’s physical and emotional development, which often results in decreased self-esteem throughout their lives.

“For decades doctors have used the ‘wait and see method’ when it pertains to infant ear deformities. Sometimes the problem corrects itself, however, most times children end up needing invasive surgery around age four or five to correct the issue,” said Dr. John Noonan, plastic surgeon at The Plastic Surgery Group. “With this new system, doctors can easily solve the problems associated with ear deformities with little to no risk, before it negatively affects the child.”

Ear deformities can be diagnosed at birth, and during the first post-natal office visit doctors can safely and non-invasively affix the EarWell™ system to any infant. The procedure takes approximately four to six weeks to successfully reshape the child’s ears with no surgery or needles involved. The system boasts phenomenal success rates that have reached over 90 percent in clinical testing, further establishing it as one of the most highly regarded procedures among children.

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About The Plastic Surgery Group
Based in Albany, NY, The Plastic Surgery Group features seven highly trained and skilled plastic surgeons with more than 130 collective years of experience in the field. Through training in general surgery in addition to a residency in plastic surgery, each has proven knowledge, surgical skills and expertise across a broad range of procedures. The goal of The Plastic Surgery Group is to produce beautiful, natural-looking results that offer patient satisfaction in a safe, open environment that is professional and compassionate. To meet the needs of patients, a wide range of procedures are offered including breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, facelift, hair transplants and Botox® Cosmetic, as well as extensive skin care services. Whether considering a medical spa procedure, reconstructive surgery or cosmetic plastic surgery, the practice provides information and support to help achieve a rewarding experience.

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