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To help those with ear deformity and their families better understand the problems, emotions involved, experiences, and possible options.

Our Otoplasty Resources

Otoplasty Forum Introduction summarizers what is available here for our members and visitors.

Before and After Ear Surgery Picture Resource presents a large collection of problems and surgical solutions. How to take ear photos is particularly important for those posters who want to show their concerns with images. Also critical is how to evaluate photos of the ear to understand deformity and surgical solutions.

How to Choose Your Otoplasty Surgeon helps with selection issues, evaluating skills, and other factors in picking a surgeon for ear surgery.

This forum permits a dialogue for those with ear deformities to exchange experiences, share options, and explore skills of the various surgical sculptors. Defining details can help with fear of the unknown.

The Normal Ear

Just what defines a normal ear? There are many factors that comprise a Beautiful or Natural Ear. There can be a great deal of social pressure living with big or protruding ears. Ears that are different can be the source of much social embarrassment forcing those with such deformity to hide, camouflage, or just avoid social contact.

The Deformed Ear

comes in many forms. Different components of the ear may be the cause. Ears can:

  • protrude,
  • be misshapen,
  • too large,
  • too small,
  • missing elements,
  • or a combination of factors.

The problem can be something we are born with. It can be acquired through trauma or disease. Deformity can be the result of bad surgery or after intentional body modification.

Options depend on the e problem to be treated.

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Ear Deformities

Protruding Ear

Different elements of the ear may be the source of the projection. The most common are a flattened antihelix, protruding concha bowl, and a bent earlobe. Each can be addressed with Otoplasty Ear Surgery.


Big Ear Deformity or Macrotia is an uncommon enlargement of the ear that can involve one or more elements. The Scaphoid Ear Deformity involves only the Scapha and Helix upper ear components.


Ears can be small or elements missing at birth. Microtia small ear deformity comes in different degrees up to the extreme, anotia or missing ears.

Cup Ear Deformity

Also called Constricted, Lop Ear, or Cup Ear Deformity, this is a family of congenital deformities where the ear rim (helix) is tightened or constricted.

Telephone Ear Deformity

The Telephone Ear Deformity is an imbalance of the plane of ear elements. The top and bottom protrude like the handset of the older form of stand alone telephones. This can be the result of poor ear surgery, trauma, or a just the shape of someone's ears.

Stahl Ear Deformity

The Stahl Ear Deformity also called Spock or Satyr Ear is a rare congenital radial folding of the upper ear creating a pointed shape and the upper rim flattened.

Earlobe Deformity

A Torn Earlobe Deformity looks strange. The Gauged Earlobe Deformity is a mechanically stretched earlobe.

After Surgery Ear Deformity

Ear surgery is an art form. Over correction of the wrong component gives an unnatural over-operated appearance such as a Over Folded Antihelix Deformity. Blending sculpted components is a demanding sculpting skill. This Conchal Bowl Deformity is one such example. Revision Otoplasty can sometimes help.

Deformity After Trauma or Cancer

The ear can be deformed from trauma or tumor. Options depend on the problem, how tissues healed, scarring, and other factors.

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Analysis of The Ear

The names of the components of ear anatomy are critical for any discussion about the ears. "Should I have otoplasty ear surgery?" is a common question. Evaluation of the ear is the first step in formulation of possible solutions to create a natural looking ear. Understanding how the ears look from various angles is critical. Standard Pictures of the Ear are a starting point, showing different views that tend to bring out the contour issues. Ear Measurements document lengths, distances, and angles. The hands on clinical examination helps with more details such as inside structure, scars, flexibility, sensation and other issues.

Ear Consultation

During your Ear Consultation, additional details such as medical problems, conditions, and other issues can be important factors. You can then explore the risks, benefits, and alternate methods of care. Complication of Ear Surgery are best prevented, by the choice of an experienced surgeon.

Otoplasty Ear Surgery

Address the right combination of problems with the correct solution, and the new ear can look natural. Over compensate operating on the wrong component can look bizarre. Good pinback surgery starts with an analysis of the problem and directing a Dynamic Technique of surgical options to sculpt the ear. This can involve:

Recovery After Ear Surgery

After Otoplasty Ear Surgery, the change can be immediate but hidden by swelling of surgery. Otoplasty Bandages are often necessary for protection and comfort after surgery. How soon you can travel after otoplasty depends on what was done.

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