Bermant Otoplasty Plastic Surgery of the Ears

Raising Helix Rim Cartilage and Skin Flap to start Macrotia Auricle Reduction Otoplasty

Pictures During Cosmetic Surgery for Big Ears

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Elevation of helix rim to reduce ear size.

Reduction of the ear can take many forms, it depends on what elements of the ear are enlarged. For this patient, there was just too much auricular height - the ear was very long. The rim of the helix can be raised as a flap providing access to other elements needing reduction. During the surgery, the total length of helical rim cartilage can be shortened.

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incision and exposure for ear reduction surgery

Exposure for Ear Reduction Surgery
is typically hidden under the helix rim or in the crease.

Reduction otoplasty of the ear can take many forms, it depends on what elements of the ear are enlarged. In this case, Dr. Bermant starts out dividing the helix rim cartilage from the rest of the auricle. The rim of the ear is kept alive with the skin and tissues behind the ear.

Pictures of reduction otoplasty of the aurical with helical rim cartilage and skin flap.

Picture of cartilage incision of helix rim for macrotia ear reduction

Pictures of helical rim cartilage and skin flap for reduction otoplasty

Picture of helix rim flap elevation during big ear reduction

The incision under the rim of the helix hides most of the scar in the front and provides access to the other auricular structures needing reduction.

Pictures behind auricle of helix after helical rim flap elevation.

Picture of bipolar cauterization to minimize bruising

To minimize bruising, he cauterizes the small bleeding vessels. This attention to detail permits us to show very early results seen on this site. View before and after pictures of this patient here.

Photographs During Ear Reduction Surgery
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