Cartilage Bending Microtia

The natural cartilage bends which makes it the ear much safer to trauma.

Fracture risk of plastic polyethylene implants for microtia surgery

The polyethylene implant used by some surgeons is a hard plastic implant that has a much greater risk of fracture and exposure to trauma for the rest of the patient’s life.

The ideal option is to replace cartilage with cartilage

Cartilage is bendable

Cartilage will not break or fracture
Much better sensation of the ear skin compared to the plastic ear
Cartilage will grow with the child
Cartilage develops its own blood supply
Cartilage does not reject
Rare chance of infection
​Dr. Arturo Bonilla smiling in a lab coat

Pediatric Microtia Institute
​Dr. Arturo Bonilla

The Pediatric Microtia Institute, led by Dr. Bonilla, is the largest exclusive pediatric microtia center in North America. Dr. Bonilla has been recognized as the leading pediatric microtia surgeon, performing thousands of surgeries for children all over the world. His affiliations include: American Medical Association | American Academy of Otolaryngology

You can contact our office online or by calling (210) 477-3277.

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