Plastic Surgery Blog

Otoplasty: When do I split cartilage and Why?

Published on May 17, 2011 by

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.  […]

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Otoplasty: Looking at the Ear in Thirds

Published on May 6, 2011 by

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 […]

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