MEDPOR® Ear Reconstruction in San Diego, CA

What Is MEDPOR Ear Reconstruction?

MEDPOR is a groundbreaking surgical treatment for microtia, an issue in which one or both ears are underdeveloped. A person with microtia might have ears that are abnormally shaped, small in size, or missing entirely. At Rodriguez Plastic Surgery, we understand the emotional distress that can come with microtia, which is why Dr. Jose Rodriguez is proud to help patients with MEDPOR ear reconstruction. MEDPOR is short for "microporous high-density polyethylene," the material used for these revolutionary ear implants. This state-of-the-art procedure, created in 1991 by Dr. John Reinisch, offers numerous advantages over traditional ear reconstruction surgery, producing a more natural, aesthetically pleasing look. If microtia is negatively impacting your life, we encourage you to reach out to our office in San Diego, CA to learn more about MEDPOR ear reconstruction from Dr. Rodriguez.

How Does Ear Reconstruction Surgery Work?

As with all procedures at Rodriguez Plastic Surgery, your MEDPOR ear reconstruction will take place at our office in San Diego, CA. After attaching the implant to your ear, Dr. Rodriguez will perform a graft using skin from elsewhere on your body. Because of the structure and material used for the reconstruction, it should mesh easily with your skin and blood vessels. A splint will be attached to ensure the MEDPOR implant stays in place while you heal.

What Are the Benefits of MEDPOR Ear Reconstruction?

MEDPOR ear reconstruction at Rodriguez Plastic Surgery offers significant advantages compared to more traditional techniques, such as rib cartilage reconstruction. Some of these benefits include:

  • Can be completed in a single procedure, unlike other methods
  • Fuses with your existing tissues to create an implant that looks and feels real
  • Implants are as resilient as natural cartilage and can heal from most minor injuries
  • Scarring is barely noticeable
  • Empowers patients to feel more self-confident and may help to improve hearing

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Would recommend hands down Dr Rodriguez he’s very professional and also very kind !!! I went to him to take out breast implants I had done in Mexico years back and I had an issue with one of them being infected after I had my newborn and they got me an appointment very fast and got it done with him he’s a great doctor !!! If I ever do anything else to my body will be definitely going back with him 😊❤️

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Dr. Rodriguez was wonderful! He did excellent work on my mom’s ear. He was very kind and patient with her.

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He has an excellent bedside manner and explained everything with great detail. Highly recommend!

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Whether it's due to injury or a congenital defect, microtia can cause extreme embarrassment or psychological distress in those living with it. At Rodriguez Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rodriguez and the rest of our staff want all of our patients to feel comfortable and secure with the way they look. If you find yourself trying to cover your ears out of shame, please reach out to our office in San Diego, CA to discuss your options for microtia treatments. Our team will work with you to create a look you'll be excited to show off.

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