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Case Study – Earlobe Feminization

Background: While everyone has an earlobe its shape is highly variable. Earlobe shapes vary significantly and are influenced by gender, age and overall ear sizes. While earlobe reshaping can be done by itself, it most frequently becomes part of an otoplasty ear reshaping. Ears that stick out frequently have earlobes that do also which can Read More…

Case Study – Choosing Earlobe Reduction Techniques

  Background: Earlobes elongate over time because they have no structural support. They are the only part of the ear that does not contain cartilage. As a result the effects of gravity do make true the old adage that the ‘ears do grow longer as we age’. (although stretching of soft tissue, a passive process, Read More…

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 Read More…

New Technique in Earlobe Reduction Surgery

  While often perceived as a myth, the ears do grow longer with age. But it is not really that the ear is growing, rather the earlobe is sagging. As the only non-cartilage supported structure of the ear, earlobes can and do develop ptosis (sagging) The vertical length of the earlobe does get longer with Read More…

Case Study – Facelift with Earlobe Reduction

  Background: Facelift surgery is one of the most recognized of all the facial rejuvenation operations. There are a lot of misconceptions about what a facelift is and what it can accomplish. But at its fundamental core it improves the lower face by relocating loose skin from the neck and jowls up and back towards Read More…

OR Snapshots – Earlobe Reduction

  The earlobe makes up approximately one-fourth of the vertical length of most ears. Despite its relatively small size it has a greater effect on the appearance of the ear than its size would suggest. The shape of the earlobe changes amongst individuals as well as its size. The size of the earlobe is affected Read More…

Earlobe Reduction Techiques

  Lengthening of the earlobe as one ages is both an old adage as well as a reality. Being the only soft tissue structure of the ear that is not supported by cartilage, it is prone to becoming stretched. Being on the southside of the ear, gravity is also not in its favor. This elongation Read More…

Case Study – Macrotia Ear Reduction

  Background: The embryology and development of the human ear is a marvel in not only its complexity but how well it works most of the time. It is created by the merging of six separate tissue segments (hillocks) in utero that create the recognizable ear that is a collection of various ridges and valleys. Read More…

Otoplasty in the Long Ear (Macrotia)

  Prominent ears are the most common reason for an aesthetic otoplasty correction. There are numerous reasons that one has ears that stick out too far from the absence of the antihelical fold, a large concha or combinations thereof. The surgical techniques used to treat prominent ears are based on creating a more defined antihelical Read More…

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