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Earlobe Reduction Using A Spiral Three Triangle Flap Technique

While large earlobes can occur naturally many develop as a result of aging. Gravity, heavy eye ring wear and the lack of cartilage support of the earlobe allows it to stretch inferiorly creating an elongated earlobe. It is no surprise therefore that some facelift patients have large earlobes that could benefit by reduction at the Read More…

Technical Strategies – Combining Earlobe Reduction with Facelift Surgery

A facelift is the most recognizable facial rejuvenation procedure. While there are numerous versions of the operation a fundamental component of it is the placement of incisions in and around the ear. While these ear incisions provide access for tissue tightening and removal, their closure is also very important for determining the aesthetic outcome. Most Read More…

Plastic Surgery 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…

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…

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 age Read More…

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