Art of Otoplasty Surgery and Sculpture of the Human Ear
The beauty of the human ear lies in its position, size, the gentle harmony of its elements. Protrusion and shape of ears can be a factor of human expression and a source of emotion and concern. Different elements of the human ear anatomy can be distorted resulting in problems like a constricted ear (Lop or Cup ear deformity), Stahl's ear deformity (satyr, Vulcan or Spock ear), telephone ear deformity, and macrotia big ears. Each person has their own perception of what is normal or abnormal.
Dr. Bermant prefers to individualize his sculpture for each ear's problem. He enters the operating room with an artist's pallet of surgical techniques. Which subset of surgical methods he picks can vary from patient to patient and from ear to ear. It is a dynamic process and which can vary as the problem defines itself during surgery.
Otoplasty Ear Sculpture
Warning graphic pictures during otoplasty ear surgery.
Various elements of Dr. Bermant's artistic pallet for otoplasty depend on the problem. Sculpture can include changing position, reduction, expansion, and rebuilding. Surgical details of position changing otoplasty can include anterior scoring, conchal set back, top of helix set back, earlobe repositioning, among many others. Helix expansion can be important in the constricted ear. Ear reduction otoplasty elements can include reducing the concha, the antihelix, the scapha, the helix, and skin behind the ear. A very common reconstruction of the human ear is that for a split earlobe.
My ears bother me, how do I learn what is wrong and my surgical options? Dr. Bermant is committed to helping his patients explore their concerns, and realistic surgical solutions. Take your time, browse through the many before, during and after surgery pictures. This is a three dimensional problem and Dr. Bermant includes many views of each ear to better help you understand the problem and surgical sculpture. There is a lot of information here. For those who want to learn more, Dr. Bermant offer both an in office consultation. Since he sees patients from around the world, he also has a preliminary remote package to start the process.