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.
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.
|Photograph, cartilage scoring / scraping helps define how and where the ear bends.|
|This anterior otobrasion softens the antihelix cartilage and can control where the bend occurs.|
|Picture shows this Dr. Bermant gently contouring the ear sculpting the shape of new Anthelix Fold.|
|The weakened cartilage bends more like children's tissue.|
|When needed, this small incision (hidden by the helix) is closed with sutures. These stitches are usually a dissolvable material.|