Many plastic surgeons are familiar with lop ear deformities
, but those with special training in craniofacial or pediatric plastic surgery
are "experts" in this field.
In newborns, lop ear can be treated non-surgically in about 6 weeks. Once the child is older than about 1 month, surgery (an otoplasty) will be needed when the child gets to be about 5-6 years old.