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Plastic Surgery Case Study – Tragus Cartilage Reshaping after Facelift

Background:  The ear is comprised of many individual shapes created by the shape of the underlying cartilage. It is unclear as to the functional significance of many of these cartilage prominences. But the most anterior one, the tragus, has a clear functional role in the deflection of sound waves back into the external auditory canal. Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Otoplasty Reversal with Plate Fixation

Background: The most common major aesthetic ear surgery is the setback otoplasty. With a long surgical history numerous methods have been described for setting back the protruding ear and decreasing the auriculocephalic angle. (bring the ear back closer to the head) The fundamental concept is that the ear cartilages have to be manipulated either by Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Male Total Ear Reshaping

Background: The external ear has a remarkable topographic complexity to it for being such a small craniofacial structure. Its many hills and valleys (convexities and concavities) give rise to over fifteen different subunit names. The earlobe is the only flat surface structure on the whole ear that has has no cartilage support. Despite its anatomic Read More…

The WiFi Otoplasty for Prominent Ears

The most common aesthetic ear surgery is that of the setback otoplasty. Changing the auriculocephalic angle by bringing the outer half of the ear closer to the side of the head makes the ears less prominent in the frontal view. It is a procedure that has a high satisfaction rate with few complications. Its most Read More…

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