For children born without an ear, or with a severely misshapen ear, Dr. Leedy offers an effective procedure called microtia reconstruction. Dr. Leedy is highly trained and skilled at this unique procedure, employing autogenous ear reconstruction to reconstruct an ear using a patient’s own tissues. This technique reaches the pinnacle of plastic surgery procedures. The procedure begins with Dr. Leedy carving the shape of an ear from cartilage taken from the patient’s rib. This cartilage is used to build the new ear. This type of ear reconstruction offers a greater advantage over silicone ear implants, which are prone to complications. Individuals with misshapen ears, or those who know someone afflicted by this condition, can contact the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute. Our team of professionals will be happy to speak with you on the amazing possibilities of ear reconstruction.