Photographs Concha Repair and Setback Otoplasty During Macrotia Reduction Surgery
As the ear is reduced with ear reduction otoplasty, elements further out have more that need to be reduced. A reduction of height from 7.4 or 7.7 cm to 6.5 cm, results in a great deal of excess helical rim. Since the scapha has yet to be reduced, the excess helix determination must wait until all elements have been reduced.
|Dr. Bermant then repairs the concha bowl defect. The ear can be set back closer to the head with sutures.
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Photographs of Concha Repair and Setback During Macrotia Ear Reduction Surgery
|Photograph during surgery showing the repair of cartilage between the conchal bowl and the antihelix|
|Photograph of the sutures that will pull the ear closer to the scalp as part of the conchal set back portion of this operation|
Behind the ear the cartilage is repaired and then the entire ear's projection from the scalp was adjusted with sutures to the scalp. The wedge resection of the floor of the concha can tilt the ear further away from the head. The Conchal Suture setback permits adjustment of the ears' projection.
This ear needs protection with a formal ear dressing.
|Photographs of Macrotia Surgery|
|Conchal Floor Reduction||Conchal Post Wall Reduction||Antihelix Reduction||Scapha Reduction||Helix Reduction||Concha Repair and Setback|
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