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Category Archives: otoplasty

Otoplasty Principles: Learned From Reconstructive Ear Cancer Operations

Otoplasty Principles:  Learned From Reconstructive Ear Cancer Operations Before I began my career dedicated to cosmetic otoplasty, or ear pinning procedures, I performed the full gamut of reconstructive procedures for cancers of the ear that required sophisticated flaps, tunneling, and cartilage splitting maneuvers. I learned many things that I brought with me when I perform […]

Otoplasty: When do I split cartilage and Why?

Otoplasty:  When do I split cartilage and Why? Otoplasty refers to cosmetic reshaping of one’s ears.  Typically, the problem is one of protrusion where the ears stick out too far from the head.  There are two major types of protruding ear deformities:  lop ear deformities and cup ear deformities, or a combination of the two.  […]

Otoplasty: Looking at the Ear in Thirds

Otoplasty:  Looking at the Ear in Thirds Otoplasty, or cosmetic ear pinning, is typically performed for individuals who were born with ears that stick out too far (see our otoplasty procedure page for more info). Although frequently performed in children, the majority of my patients nowadays are adults who simply decided later in life to […]