Bermant Otoplasty Plastic Surgery of the Ears

Revision Otoplasty - Revise Overfolded Antihelix

Refining the contour of complications of prior ear surgery.

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Details revision otoplasty - Contracted Antihelical Fold

A flat antihelix can be a component of the over projecting ear. When the antihelical fold is bent too far or with sharp components, the ear looks over operated. Revision surgery can unfold this deformity.

Picture of over folded antihelical fold. Picture after surgery to revise contracted antihelix.

Left Picture Before Revision Ear Surgery for Overfolded Antihelix

Right Picture Only 8 Days After Surgery to Revise Contracted Antihelix Cartilage.

See how a rounder less bent antihelix looks more natural.

Picture of over folded contracted antihelx. After revision ear surgery - cartilage unfolded.

Left Picture Before Repeat Ear Surgery for Over Folded Antihelix

Right Picture Only 8 Days After Surgery to Fix Contracted Antihelix Cartilage.

The antihelix cartilage was folded too much creating a sharp deformity bringing the back of the ear too close to the head.

Picture how overfolded antihelix revised. Picture after revision for over bent antihelix repeat operation.

Left Picture Overfolded Antihelix Before Revision Ear Surgery

Right Picture Only 8 Days After Surgery to Revise Contracted Antihelix Cartilage.

Dr. Bermant removed the previous surgeon's Mustarde sutures and freed the scar tissue during this revision operation.

Pictures how to fix cartilage during repeat operation.

Sometimes the cartilage deformity is too stiff and will not hold its new shape. A spacer (typically cartilage) can help hold the over folded structure open. Unfortunately this stent can also result in a less natural stiffer ear. When discontinuous spacers are used, you may be able to feel bumps behind the ear.

This cartilage graft can sometimes come from the ear, septum of the nose, or rib.

Ears can be sculpted in many ways. Picking the right technique is an art form.

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To learn more about this ear deformity and repeat otoplasty, please start here.

Picture from front before repeat otoplasty Picture from front after revision otoplasty Side Images Before Revision Ear Surgery Side Images After Revision Ear Surgery Pictures over bent ear before otoplasty. Pictures after otoplasty for over bent ear deformity. Pictures details surgery to revise concha bowl deformity. Pictures of overfolded antehelix deformity. Pictures after unfolding antihelix fold.
Front Pictures Before and After Repeat Otoplasty Images from Side - Revision Ear Surgery Photos from Behind - Revision Over Bent Ear Revise Concha Bowl Deformity Ear Surgery to Revise Over folded Antihelix

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