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Technical Strategies – Prone (Upside Down) Otoplasty

Otoplasty or ear reshaping surgery has been done for over a century. The most reason it is performed in children or in adults is for ears that stick out. (protruding ears) The operation primarily consists of reshaping the ear cartilages by the placement of sutures on the backside of the ear. Such an operation is Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Otoplasty in Young Children

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 to 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…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Otoplasty in Young Male Child

Background: The formation of the ear is an amazingly complex embryonic process. That is evident in just looking at the ear with its spiral array of convexities and concavities of cartilage around the ear canal. It is remarkable that it forms properly and does so twice in most people due to its bilateral presence. But Read More…

Combining Vertical Ear Reduction with Setback Otoplasty

The vertically long ear is one that appears disproportionate to other facial features. Generally if the length of the ear is greater than that of the nose, for example, it can be judged to be too long. But no matter how it is measured of the patient thinks the ear is too long then it Read More…

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