A wide range of surgeries and treatment options for hemifacial microsomia in NYC are available at Staten Island Oral Surgery to accommodate the varying severities and features affected with this condition. Hemifacial microsomia may potentially physically affect the formation of the ears, face, jaw, teeth, and the functioning aspects of hearing, eating, breathing, and speech. The more common physical aspects of underdeveloped and unsymmetrical features such as the ears, face, and jaw can be corrected with reconstructive surgery. The ideal age for surgery to correct your child’s underdeveloped features depends on the individual feature. Ears are typically repaired at 6 to 8 years old. Some patients may also consider the possibilities of a prosthetic ear. Cleft lips may be repaired at 3 to 4 months, and cleft palates are usually repaired at 8 months. Children with missing or malformed teeth may need braces or a dental appliance. Those with a malformed or lopsided jaw may require corrective surgery at a variety of ages varying from 4-6 years to adulthood. Dr. Hoffman and his staff look forward to discussing the individual features that hemifacial microsomia has affected on your child in order to determine which corrective surgery is needed and begin improving your child’s quality of life.