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Case Study – Otoplasty Surgery for Ear Reshaping

  Background: The protruding ear stands out from the side of head in an exaggerated fashion which is what makes it too visible. One of the features of a good looking ear is that it does not stand out in any conspicuous way. The increased auriculocephalic angle of the protruding ear is not due to Read More…

Case Study – Asian Otoplasty

  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 Read More…

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 Read More…

Interpositional Grafting in Otoplasty Reversal

Otoplasty is the most common total ear reshaping surgery. Its objective is to take an ear that sticks out too far and bring it in closer to the side of the head. This is typically done by changing the shape of the cartilage through sutures placed on the back of the ear. How much the Read More…

Suture Extrusion in Otoplasty

  Otoplasty is the most common ear reshaping procedure for prominent ears. Known as ear pinning, it achieves its result by bending the ear cartilage back into a better position and stabilizing them with sutures. In the short term it is the sutures that maintain the new ear position and a loss of their tension Read More…

Case Study – Pediatric Reversal Otoplasty

  Background: Otoplasty is the most form of ear reshaping surgery. Even though the term otoplasty is a general one it is typically associated with treating the protruding ear. The ear that sticks out is due to excessive conchal cartilage, lack of an adequate antihelical fold or both. Changing this undesired ear shape is done Read More…

Optimal Incision Locations for Otoplasty Surgery

  Otoplasty is a relatively simple and effective procedure for reshaping the prominent ear. Cartilage bending/repositioning through sutures is the backbone of the operation with a minor role for cartilage excision/scoring. But the ability to do these maneuvers requires an incision and this is almost always placed on the back surface of the ear. While Read More…

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