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Repair of the Congenital Cleft Earlobe

  The ear is made up of many parts that have varying topographies. Most of these ear components are structurally either convexities or concavities which is due to the cartilage that lies within. The lone exception to this topography is the earlobe, the only part of the ear that does not contain cartilage. This makes Read More…

OR Snapshots – Total Ear Reconstruction with TPF Flap

  Loss of the ear through either traumatic amputation or from tumor resection poses major reconstructive challenges. There is not only the replacement of the supporting ear cartilage that is responsible for making the ear look like an ear. But there is also the replacement of the lost skin that covers the underlying ear framework. Read More…

Earlobe Attachment Surgery

  One of the features of an earlobe is in how they attach to the face. In some patients the earlobe curves upwards and attaches to the face in an inverted V shape. They are often referred to as unattached earlobes. In other patients the earlobe joins the face directly without any break in he Read More…

Repair of the Large Gauged Earlobe

  Gauging the earlobe through sequential expansion devices seems relatively new, but it is a custom in some cultures that dates back well into antiquity. It is the earliest form of tissue expansion and proves that even the smallest body structure can be modified by simple pressure. While it is a fashion statement for some Read More…

Mini-Mommy Makeover Procedures

The concept of a Mommy Makeover plastic surgery procedure is about combining abdominal and breast reshaping in one operation. The breast and abdominal components are not new and include many well known procedures such as tummy tucks, breast implants, liposuction and breast lifts in whatever combination each individual women needs. While the effects of a Read More…

Postoperative Instructions for Earlobe Repair and Reconstruction

  Repair of the earlobe is done for a range of conditions from a tear caused by an ear ring, stretching of the earlobe from gauging to traumatic injuries. The small size of the earlobe allows even complex repairs to be done under local anesthesia as an office procedure in most cases. The after care instructions Read More…

Consent for Plastic Surgery: Earlobe Repair and Reconstruction

  Every plastic surgery procedure has numerous issues that every patient who is undergoing a procedure should know. These explanations are always on a consent form that you should read in detail before surgery. This consent form, while many perceive as strictly a legal protection for the doctor, is actually more intended to improve the Read More…

The Energing Trend Of Stretched Earlobe Repair

The adornment of ears has been around since the dawn of civilization. Women and men have been putting all sorts of jewelry on ears from the top of the helix down to the earlobe. In what some may consider out of the ordinary or more extreme, the non-cartilaginous portion of the ear (earlobe) has even Read More…

Case Study: Repair of the Torn Gauged Earlobe

Background:  The earlobe has long been an anatomic location for personal adornment. From piercings to endless styles of ear rings, just about every conceivable variation of jewelry has been adapted to be applied to the earlobe. One of the more recent practices of earlobe fashion has been that or stretching or gauging the earlobe with Read More…

Case Study: Ear Keloid Removal With Skin Grafting

  Background:  Keloid scars are one of the most difficult scar problems. They are hard to stop growing and removing them is no guarantee that they will not return. Their high recurrence rate is well chronicled. One of the reasons keloids can recur is that they are incompletely excised. Leaving but just a miniscule amount Read More…

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