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Cauliflower Ear: Badge Of Honor Or Harmful Condition?

Cauliflower Ear Repair New York

Have you heard of Cauliflower Ear? If you are a fan of MMA or wrestling, you most likely have witnessed people with it. Cauliflower ear is a not a congenital ear deformity, but it is typically acquired from blunt trauma to your ear or ears. It manifests itself with a shriveled up ear appearance and deformed curvature of your ear. It is caused by ear trauma and is usually painful and swollen.

Have you heard that many wrestlers see their cauliflower ear as a badge of honor? In a 2016 article in USA TODAY Sports, Olympic wrestler, Kyle Snyder says about his cauliflower ears, “I love them….I like them just as they are.” He says his tortured ears is what he is most proud of and his best asset. He states “It happens because of the friction between you and your partner on the wrestling mat…The friction will cause little pockets where blood will fill and eventually that blood hardens out and you are stuck with this thing.”

While cauliflower ears may be considered a badge of honor for some, it can be very harmful for many as well.

The dangers of cauliflower ear may include:

  • Pain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred Vision
  • Hearing Loss
  • Ringing In Your Ear
  • Severe Bleeding
  • Swelling of Your Face.
  • Hematoma (large collection of blood outside of the blood vessels)
  • Ear deformity
  • Flopping Ear

Contact the office of Dr. Khosh in Manhattan if you suffer from cauliflower ear. He offers advanced otoplasty techniques that restore the appearance and function of your ear.

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Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Nasal & Sinus Surgery

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