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Ear deformities come in every possible shape and size. In addition to standard microtia, Dr. Thorne has expertise in the following types of ear deformities:

Post Traumatic

  • Deformities from dog bites
  • Deformities from car accidents
  • Deformities from human bites
  • Deformities from burns
  • Cauliflower ear

Tumors, moles or other growths on ear

  • Basal cell cancer of ear
  • Squamous cell cancer of ear
  • Malignant melanoma and melanoma in situ of ear.
  • Mohs' defects of ear
  • Other tumors of ear

Congenital deformities

  • Prominent ears
  • Macrotia
  • Cryptotia
  • Question mark ear
  • Lop ear
  • Constricted ear
  • Congenital deformities of earlobe (Bifid earlobe)
  • Congenital ear tags and preauricular sinuses

Deformities related to ear piercing

  • Torn earlobes
  • Partially torn earlobes
  • Areas of collapse from earring infections
  • Stretched earlobes

Deformities related to aging

  • Elongated earlobes

Deformities related to previous cosmetic surgery

  • Unsightly facelift scars
  • Distorted sideburns or hairline behind ear after facelifting
  • Distorted earlobes after facelifting
  • Overcorrected ears after otoplasty
  • Under corrected ears after otoplasty
  • Unusual contours after otoplasty

In The Media


Dr. Thorne is consistently highlighted in every publication profiling the Best Doctors in Manhattan or the Best Doctors in the entire United States. He has been featured in the New York Times multiple years running, as well as America's Top Doctors, and has hosted a radio show on plastic surgery alongside dermatologist Dr. Linda Franks.


  • New York Best Doctors 2017
  • New York Best Doctors 2014
  • New York Best Doctors 2008
  • New York Best Doctors 2001


  • New York Best Doctors 2005
  • Americas Top Doctors 2002
  • Castle Connolly 10th
  • Castle Connolly 6th

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