What is EarWell™?
The EarWell™ Infant Ear Correction System is a nonsurgical procedure that corrects over 90% of infant ear deformities. Deformities of the ear commonly occur in newborn infants. While many physicians will tell parents that these deformities will improve as the child ages, this is not always the case. The EarWell™ is a great solution to treat prominent ears, ear cupping, abnormal cartilage folding, ear helical rim issues and “buried ear”.
How Does It Work?
The EarWell™ device works best in children under three weeks of age, as this is when the ear cartilage is still soft and pliable. After 4-6 weeks of life, the cartilage will gradually become firmer due to hormonal changes in the body. The EarWell™ can mold and reshape a baby’s ear and then hold the shape as the cartilage becomes firmer for long-term results.
The device consists of a posterior shell, soft rubber retractors to help shape the ear, a former for the bowl of the ear, and a soft rubber lid that helps to hold the components in place.
The EarWell™ device will need to remain in place for 4-6 weeks to help hold the new ear shape as the cartilage stiffens. If your baby’s EarWell™ falls off, we can replace the device in the office. It is important to let us know as soon as possible if the device becomes loose to ensure best results.
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*actual patient of EarWell™ Cosmetic Surgery
Are There Any Risks?
There are minimal risks associated with the EarWell™ device. These include skin rashes, skin irritation, or inadequate correction of the deformity.