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Complications of otoplasty

Otoplasty has a long history. Currently, two schools of thought predominate, which can be summarised as cartilage cutting and cartilage sparing techniques. The former includes removal of cartilage and the scoring of cartilage, whereas the latter involves contouring by placement...

Filleting the lobule in otoplasty

The correction of lobular deformities continues to represent a challenge during otoplasty, due to its three major anatomic components: the axial angular protrusion, the coronal angular protrusion and the inherent shape. These aspects make controlled lobule repositioning less predictable. The...

Psychosocial impact of otoplasty

This paper examines the impact of otoplasty on quality of life. Eighty-one patients who underwent otoplasty were evaluated using questionnaires. They were divided into three age groups: Youth 1 (Y1) = 8-12 years (n = 17), Youth 2 (Y2) =...

How I Do It - Otoplasty

Otoplasty techniques to correct ear prominence can be broadly divided in two categories. Suturing techniques and scoring or weakening techniques. Suturing is the approach we prefer, due to more predictable results and less occurrence of non-correctable complications. Suturing techniques involve...

How I Do It - Otoplasty: Anterior scoring technique

Standard intraoperative preparation and draping is carried out. The ear is folded back and the intended antihelix (antihelical fold) is marked (Figure 1). Tattooing of the new antihelix, using a blue needle and ink, is done. It is inserted through...

Cosmetic Facial Surgery (Second Edition)

I do not know who Joe Niamatu I or Joe Niamtu II were and sadly I have never met Joe Niamtu III. I have, however, read his book from cover to cover and feel that I got to know his...

Serdev Techniques in Rhinoplasty

I have never had the pleasure of meeting Nikolay Serdev but his book exudes the personality of a fascinating free thinking maverick. Each of the six chapters outlines a nuanced minimally invasive technique that challenges modern conceptions and bias towards...