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Washington, D.C. Plastic Surgeon

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Christopher Chang MD

Newborn ear deformity is common and there are many variations in how a new baby’s ears can look. Often, the obstetrician or pediatrician will ignore the ear shape, or suggest it is a result of “being cramped” in utero or during labor. However, neonatal ear deformity can result in malformed cartilage and permanent disfigurement.

However, there is a good solution. Dr. Chang is a specialist in pediatric and craniofacial plastic surgery and has intricate knowledge of the anatomy and structure of the ear. If you have concerns about your new baby’s ear shape, call Dr. Chang and he can help explain the structure and your treatment options.

Timing is everything

When the new baby is born, there is a golden window of opportunity. For the first few weeks of life, maternal estrogens continue to circulate, as well as antibodies and other protective factors. However, the estrogen allows the cartilages of the ear to be malleable and soft. This special time in the baby’s life allows for nonsurgical ear shaping in the event that the ear shape and structure is not properly established. Unfortunately, this means that adults cannot benefit to have ear deformity treated non-surgically.

EarWell Treatment

Ear Deformity Surgeon

If your baby has an ear deformity, call us immediately. It is imperative that you are seen and evaluated as soon as possible, since the ideal time for re-shaping and cartilage molding is just after birth. EarWell treatment involves placing a specialized mold and adhesive onto the ear and holding the ear in place for several weeks. There are no incisions and the process is painless.

Dr. Chang is a Harvard, Yale, and Johns Hopkins educated plastic surgeon. He has completed the highest level of specialized training beyond general plastic surgery and is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is extremely comfortable with children and families and his patients appreciate his approachability and professional manner. Schedule an appointment today if you have concerns about your new baby’s ear deformity and would like to learn more about non-surgical ear molding with Dr. Chang.

Phone: (888) 413-3923 Hours: M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated April 2nd, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are closing the practice until April 24th.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • All procedures and in-person consultations will be suspended until at least April 24th.
  • The office will be minimally or remotely staffed, and we will see our urgent post-surgical follow-ups.
  • We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
  • Many surgeries are rescheduled and some of the ones that are committed will occur on a per case basis.
  • No patient will have any financial recourse for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • We have asked all vendors that any unnecessary meetings are canceled until further notice.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of changing shoes, scrubs and sanitization.
  • As we are an accredited medical facility, we are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities. We have assigned a person that does so on a constant basis.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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