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Otoplasty

MY CHILD’S RIGHT EAR IS VERY UNDERDEVELOPED

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.

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MY GLASSES NEVER SEEM TO SIT AND LOOK PROPERLY ON MY HEAD

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.

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I WANT MINIMAL SCARRING AFTER MY EAR SURGERY

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.

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I HAVE HAD MY HOOP EARRINGS PULLED OUT OF MY EARS ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS

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 […]

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