Otoplasty Photos

Otoplasty corrects deformities of the external ear. The most common reason for otoplasty is correction of protruding or prominent ears. The patient's ear may have a large concha (the shell-like hollow of the external ear) or the angle of the fold in the ear cartilage may cause the ear to protrude. An incision is placed behind the ear in the fold. The ear cartilage is then reshaped and/or a small piece of cartilage is removed. The incision is closed and a soft dressing is placed around the head to protect the ears.