Bermant Otoplasty Plastic Surgery of the Ears

How to Measure Ear Size and Projection for Otoplasty Evaluation

Otoplasty Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery of the Ear.

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Measure ear size, lenght, ear width, ear projection, and helix height can be important for otoplasty ear surgery
Measuring ear size, lenght, ear width, ear projection, and helix height is necessary for otoplasty ear surgery Surgical Craftsmanship Otoplasty ear surgery requires measurement of ear size, lenght, ear width, ear projection, and helix height Your Special Needs Otoplasty ear cosmetic surgery planning requires measuring of ear size, legnth, and projection. Individualized Education Otoplasty ear cosmetic surgery analysis requires measuring of ear size, legnth, and projection. Tender Care Otoplasty surgery in RIchmond Virginia remote evaluation with ear width, ear length, ear projection, and ear size. Personalized Service Otoplasty ear plastic surgery measurements for ear size, ear projection, ear width, and helix height. Become Comfortable Ear Surgery Dr. Bermant Otoplasty Surgeon.

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For those patients using Dr. Bermant's remote preliminary discussion, standardized photographs alone are not enough to understand the problem. We need ear dimensions and measurements to better understand the problem. How to measure ears becomes important for patients trying to minimize travel to Virginia. Self measurements are not necessary for those patients planning to start with our in office consultation. During your in office examination, Dr. Bermant will perform an examination and measure your ears himself.

Measure ear projection for otoplasty ear surgery

Existing Ear Projection
Ear projection measures the distance of the scalp to the rim of the ear. Three measurements, one at the top, middle and earlobe although better, are difficult to reproduce since there are no defined landmarks. One single measurement at the greatest projection is easier. The end of the ruler should rest against the scalp. If the ruler markings do not start at the end, measure the difference and add that to the total.

When providing us with your ear projection, please let us know if your measurement is the maximum, at the top, middle, or bottom.

Measuring ear projection for otoplasty ear surgery

Calipers are more accurate for measuring Ear Projection.

Measurement of ear projection for otoplasty ear surgery Measure ear projection for otoplasty ear surgery with caliper Existing Ear Projection
Here Dr. Bermant measures the bottom, middle, and top Ear Projection. One end of the caliper rests gently against the scalp behind the ear. The other end rests over the edge of the ear being careful not to depress the Ear Projection.
Desired Ear Projection
A caliper can also help Dr. Bermant understand what Ear Projection you desire. For this measurement, push the ear to the head and measure the desired Projection of the Ear. Back to Top
Dr. Bermant uses caliper to measure ear projection for otoplasty ear surgery
Measure ear size (length) for otoplasty ear surgery Ear Size (Length) Measurement for Ears with Detached Earlobes
Larger calipers are best to measure Ear Length accommodating the shape of the ear. For an ear that the lower earlobe is detached, there is a defined lower point to measure.
Measuring ear size (length) for otoplasty ear surgery Ear Size (Length) Measurement for Ears with Attached Earlobes
Dr. Bermant prefers large calipers for this measurement. For an ear that the lower earlobe is attached, there is no defined point for measurement. In this situation, please measure the lower ear where it attaches to the face. Such measurements tend to be artificially longer than for detached lobes.
Measurement of ear size (length) for otoplasty ear surgery Ruler to measure ear size (length) for otoplasty ear surgery

Ear Length Measurements
It can be difficult to measure ear size with a ruler.

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Measure ear width (ear size) for otopalsty ear surgery.

Ear Size (Width)
Dr. Bermant measures ear width from the tragus straight back to the outside rim of the helix. With the head upright, the caliper or ruler should be level.

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Measure helix height (ear size) for otopalsty ear surgery.

Ear Size (Height of Helix Rim )
Some patients have very wide helix rims, this is especially significant with Cup Ear Deformity. Helix rim height varies around the ear. Some patients have a missing helix or flat rim deformity. Dr. Bermant uses a caliper to measure the distance between the outside edge to the back edge of the rim of the ear. When such measurements are provided, use a drawing or photo to indicate where the measurement was taken.

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Check List and Form for Ear Measurements For Dr. Bermant

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Left Ear Projection

  Existing Desired
Top ____ cm ____ cm
Middle ____ cm ____ cm
Bottom ____ cm ____ cm
Maximum ____ cm ____ cm

Measure your ear from top edge of helix to scalp skin behind ear.

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Right Ear Projection

  Existing Desired
Top ____ cm ____ cm
Middle ____ cm ____ cm
Bottom ____ cm ____ cm
Maximum ____ cm ____ cm

Measure your ear from top edge of helix to scalp skin behind ear.

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Left Ear Length

________ cm
Measure your ear from top to bottom of earlobe.

Left earlobe is
otoplasty ear surgery measuring ear size and projectiondetached otoplasty ear surgery measurements of ear sizeattached

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Right Ear Length

________ cm
Measure your ear from top to bottom of earlobe

Right earlobe is
Otoplasty ear surgery measurement of ear size and lengthdetached Otoplasty ear surgery measurement of ear size and projectionattached

Otoplasty ear surgery measurement of ear size and helix height

Left Ear Width

________ cm
Measure your ear from tragus to back of rim.

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Right Ear Width

________ cm
Measure your ear from tragus to back of rim.

Otoplasty ear surgery measuring ear size height

Left Ear Height of Helix Rim

________ cm
Measure the height of the helix rim. Please mark on Dr. Bermant's Ear History drawing or Photograph where this measurement was taken.

  Otoplasty ear surgery measuring ear size length

Right Ear Height of Helix Rim

________ cm
Measure the height of the helix rim. Please mark on Dr. Bermant's Ear History drawing or Photograph where this measurement was taken.

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