Ear Tag/Ear Remnant Newport Beach
Ear tags or remnants are congenital remnants of the ears that did not completely involute before birth. They may have cartilage in them, and therefore should not be tied off like other types of skin tags. Ear tags are usually removed prior to kindergarten to obviate teasing from peers. They are usually removed in an elliptical fashion and closed in layers. A waterproof suture is placed post-operatively.
As a fellowship trained plastic surgeon in both craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgeon, Dr. Chen has received additional specialized training in removal of ear tags/remnants and aesthetic closure of the wound in pediatric patients.