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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…

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