Bermant Otoplasty Plastic Surgery of the Ears

Otoplasty - Pinback Ear Surgery

Photographs showing weakening cartilage otoplasty in the older ear

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Surgical photographs otoplasty cartilage weakening

In older individuals the cartilage is less flexible.The cartilage can be weakened with a special instrument increasing the probability of a long lasting result. Access is either from behind the ear or through a small incision just under the rim of the helix in front.

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photograph incision for cartilage weakening

The scissors opens a tract to scrape and score the cartilage. Access to the front of the ear can be through this small incision hidden by the rim of the ear or more often using the incision behind the ear.

pictures of scoring weakenes ear to reshape cartilage Photograph, cartilage scoring / scraping helps define how and where the ear bends.
pictures of stiff ear before surgery This anterior otobrasion softens the antihelix cartilage and can control where the bend occurs.
picts of stiff ear before surgery Picture shows this Dr. Bermant gently contouring the ear sculpting the shape of new Anthelix Fold.
bending photographs after anterior scraping & weakening The weakened cartilage bends more like children's tissue.
photos of stitches closing anterior otoplasty weakening. When needed, this small incision (hidden by the helix) is closed with sutures. These stitches are usually a dissolvable material.

 

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