Incisionless otoplasty

Michael H. Fritsch

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Abstract

Otoplasty surgery for correction of the "lop" protuberant ear deformity continues to evolve. A noninvasive method for achieving normal appearance and physiology for the protuberant ear pinna is presented. Incisionless Otoplasty surgery, involving a combined cartilage scoring procedure and a percutaneously placed retention suture procedure, creates a predictable and permanent correction of the missing antihelical fold. In addition, treatment of the protruding conchal bowl by endoscopic techniques further enhances the cosmetic appearance. A long-term follow-up period of over 10 years gives perspective on the efficacy of the operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-270
Number of pages4
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004

Keywords

  • Endoscope
  • Incisionless
  • Otoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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