Charlie now has two symmetrical ears!
On Wednesday’s Botched By Nature episode, doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow met with Charlie, a musician whose left ear didn’t develop as a result of Goldenhar syndrome.
Charlie explained to the doctors on the episode that he can only hear out of his right ear and he feels “incomplete” without a left ear. Instead of doing a surgical procedure, Charlie chose a prosthetic option in order to have his left ear be symmetrical to his right ear.
In order to build the ear, the doctors brought in prosthetic specialist Robert (who used to work for the CIA!) to help create a left ear for Charlie.
In order to make the prosthetic ear, Robert makes a mold of Charlie’s right ear and a part of his ear that did develop on the left side using liquid silicone.
“For Charlie’s ear molding today we’ll use liquid silicone to coat both sides of Charlie’s head, making an impression on both his good right ear and his left side where his ear is missing,” Paul explains the process. “After the silicone is done drying we’ll have perfect impressions from which to devise Charlie a mirror image of his right ear to wear on the left side of his head, giving Charlie the symmetrical appearance he’s always desired.”
GUESS IYKE’s COMMENT: Hmmm