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Plastic Surgery Case Study – Male Ear Tragus Reduction

Background:  Despite its small size the ear has a complex topographic surface. Composed of numerous convexities and concavities (hills and valleys) the ear’s underlying cartilaginous structure offers diverse features of which their exact purpose remains unclear. Isolated from the main cartilage body, on an island so to speak, is the tragus. This is a small Read More…

Technical Strategies – Fishtail Earlobe Reshaping in Otoplasty

Otoplasty or ear pinning is the most common aesthetic surgery performed on the ear and its cartilages. (technically earlobe repair would be the most common aesthetic ear surgery… but it contains no cartilage)  In repositioning the shape of the protruding ear back towards the side of the head a variety of techniques are used to Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Macrotia Reduction Surgery

Background: The ear has a complex structure that is often unappreciated due to its relative obscurity on the side of the head. But when something about its structure makes it stand out, it becomes open to considerable aesthetic scrutiny. The most common aesthetic distractor is when the ear sticks out too far from the side Read More…

Earwell Ear Molding System – Long Term Clinical Results

Congenital ear deformities are not uncommon and are always obvious right after birth. While some would say that this is reflective of being compressed inside the womb and misshapen ears can be a self-solving issue, this is almost never the case. The concept of early ear manipulation to work with the cartilage molding capability that Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Otoplasty in the Asian Female

Background: The most common congenital malformation of the external ears is that of excessive protrusion. Technically defined as the auriculo-cephalic angle, how open this angle is defines creates the appearance of ears that stick out too far. While the normal angle is up to 30 degrees, what really counts is the patient perception of their Read More…

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