Published on August 23, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS
Question: My child’s right ear is very underdeveloped. When repairing the size of her ear, where is the tissue harvested for the otoplasty? Answer: I use cartilage from the opposite ear (conchal cartilage) which can be used as spare parts or nasal septal cartilage or rib cartilage can be used.
Published on August 22, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS
Question: My glasses never seem to sit and look properly on my head. In addition to ear pinning, can vertical and horizontal ear position be changed during otoplasty? Answer: Yes, the ear position can be changed to improve symmetry along with pinning the ears back.
Published on August 20, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS
Question: I want minimal scarring after my ear surgery. How is an incisionless otoplasty performed so that it leaves no mark? Answer: I don’t do incisionless otoplasty. The incisions that I use are very well camouflaged in the creases behind the ears.
Published on July 29, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS
Question: I have had my hoop earrings pulled out of my ears on two separate occasions. Now the earlobes are scarred and ugly. I also can’t wear earrings anymore. Can otoplasty repair this scar tissue? Answer: The earlobes can be repaired, but this is not what is typically called otoplasty. I often treat torn, scarred […]