Is Otoplasty different from Ear Reconstruction surgery?

Ear Pinning Surgery

Cosmetic Ear Surgery

Cosmetic ear surgery (Otoplasty) can treat Protruding ears and Ear reconstruction treat Macrotia – a congenital deformity where external ear (pinna) is underdeveloped (microtia).

Otoplasty

Protruding ears can be reshaped by a straightforward procedure called otoplasty. During the operation the skin and cartilage are removed from behind the ears, following which they are then sculpted to bend it back toward the head. Stitches may be used to help maintain the new shape with the incision marks cleverly concealed in the natural crease behind the ear. An alternative technique where no cartilage is removed uses stitches to fold the exposed cartilage back on itself and so reshape the ear again concealing the stitches in the natural crease behind the ear.

Surgical Ear Reconstruction

This specialized treatment is offered by a small number of plastic surgeons. Techniques may vary somewhat, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The surgical technique offered by our plastic surgeon is the most advanced currently available. The procedure uses the patient’s own skin and tissue to construct a permanent ear structure. This technique has been praised by physicians and patients around the world as the superior approach for the treatment of microtia.

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