Bermant Otoplasty Plastic Surgery of the Ears

Ear Lobe Set Back Otoplasty

Photographs During Macrotia Ear Reduction Surgery Cosmetic earlobe setback surgery

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Earlobe Setback Otoplasty for creased ear lobe.

The earlobes can protrude from the head. This protrusion can be part of the entire ear sticking out or by itself causing an earlobe crease or fold. Ear lobe setback can sometime be an important part of otoplasty surgery balancing the various elements. Start here for an introduction to various techniques that may be needed to bring the earlobes closer to the head. In this particular patient, the ear lobes projected beyond all other ear components. During macrotia ear reduction, conchal bowl vertical narrowing can result in changes to both the upper and lower ear projection. Adjustment of the lobes and upper ear must be evaluated during the otoplasty sculpture.

Warning: The following pictures on this page are graphic in nature. Please skip if explicit surgical details bother you.

Details of this ear reduction otoplasty start here.

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earlobe or lobule ear reduction

Earlobe Setback can flatten a projecting lobule deformity during ear reduction surgery..

Photographs of earlobe setback otoplasty during macrotia ear reduction. In this case there was a crease or fold of the lowest ear cartilage forcing the lobe away from the head.

Picture of earlobe setback otoplasty for creased ear lobes.

Photograph of skin incision behind the earlobe

Picture of ealobe setback otoplasty for creased earlobes.

Picture showing skin and fibrofatty layer behind the ear lobe being removed.

Earlobe set back otoplasty needs fine adjustment during surgery. Dr. Bermant checks for balance and harmony of the different ear components and adjusts the ear lobe position with various techniques depending on the specific problem and how the correction evolves during the otoplasty.

Picture of ear lobe setback otoplasty for ear lobe crease.

Photograph of suture being placed to unfold the cartilage removing earlobe crease

Picture of earlobe setback otoplasty for earlobe crease.

Picture of closure behind the ear for both the earlobe setback and the Macrotia ear reduction

Sometimes each ear has different problems and the sculpture may require different techniques.

A typical earlobe setback otoplasty does not need a bulky dressing. Because of the macrotia ear reduction, this ear needed protection with a formal ear dressing.

To view before and after pictures of this patient, start here.

Earlobe Reduction can also be an option during Macrotia Surgery.

Photographs During Ear Reduction Surgery
ear reduction surgery exposure concha and antehelix reduction sculpture of concha bowl and antihelix cartilage scapha ear reduction surgery helix rim and auricle reduction surgery lobule ear reduction surgery
Helix Rim Flap Elevation Reduce Concha and Antihelix Sculpture Concha and Antihelix Reduce Scaphoid Fossa Reduce Helix Rim & Auricle Macrotia Earlobe Setback
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