Bermant Otoplasty Plastic Surgery of the Ears

Adjusting rim of helix to the smaller size auricle and fine tuning cartilage and skin.

Pictures During Surgery Cosmetic ear reduction surgery

Michael Bermant, MD
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This ear surgery can be difficult and require attention to many details. After reduction of the helix of ear, extra helical tail must be adjusted. The smaller auricle means extra skin. Dr. Bermant balances this redundant tissue as he completes this macrotia otoplasty ear reduction.

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

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ear reduction surgery of helix and auricle

Helix Rim and Auricle Reduction: With the ear reduced, the Helix Rim is too long.

Reattaching the helix rim cartilage flap starts at the top front for this particular macrotia otoplasty. The smaller size auricle means there will be extra helix rim cartilage and skin.

Repair of helical rim cartilage- picture of ear during otoplasty for macrotia

Picture of helix rim cartilage repair to rest of auricle with small sutures.

Picture of helix rim cartilage suture during mactotia reduction otoplasty

Notice the extra skin not yet trimmed in this picture as the helical rim repair continues

Macrotia otoplasty, picture of helix rim repair after auricle made smaller.

The cartilage of the helix rim continues to be sutured in this picture during macrotia otoplasty.

Continuing repair rim of helical cartilage during macrotia otoplasty.

Further auricular cartilage suturing around helix rim picture during macrotia reduction otoplasty.

Measuring helix skin, picture during otoplasty for macrotia.

Picture of the redundant helix rim tissues during this otoplasty for macrotia.

Trimming helix skin, picture during otoplasty for macrotia.

Trimming the extra helical rim tissue picture during this otoplasty.

Sculpting skin of ear after reducing auricle, picture during macrotia otoplasty.

Trimming redundant auricular skin picture during otoplasty surgery for macrotia

Suture of helix skin of ear during macrotia otoplasty.

Picture in operating room after macrotia otoplasty

Most otoplasty pinback surgery does not need the incision across the center of the ear. In macrotia reduction otoplasty, this incision permits a central section of the ear to be reduced. Skin sutures were removed 6 days after surgery.

This ear needs protection with a formal ear dressing which this patient wore for 3 days. Each case is different and Dr. Bermant will advise you how long your dressing will need to be worn.

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

Photographs During Ear Reduction Surgery
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