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Case Study – Young Child Otoplasty

  Background: Correction of the protruding ear is the most common ear reshaping procedure done that involves cartilage manipulation. While it can be done at any age, it is perfectly acceptable to do otoplasty at a very young age. It has been shown that even as young as age two, no adverse long-term effects occur Read More…

Case Study – Spock Ear Correction in a Young Child

  Background: There are numerous congenital ear malformations, many of which are not that common. One of the more rare congenital ear deformities is that known as Stahl’s ear. While described long ago in the 19th century, it is more commonly known today as Spock ear in reference to the more well known character on Read More…

Case Study – Vertical Ear Reduction for Asymmetry Correction

  Background: While the ears are on the opposite sides of the head and can only be simultaneously viewed in the front view, this does not mean that people don’t care about ear asymmetries. The ears can be asymmetric for a lot of different reasons from how much they stick out to differences in their Read More…

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 Read More…

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 Read More…

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 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 Read More…

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