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To best understand the problem of ear deformity and possible surgical solution, Dr. Bermant has evolved Standard Otoplasty Pictures. if you are interested in showing what bothers you about your ears, check how to make these images.

Ears need to be seen in context of the entire e head and in close up to understand the fine details of the problem. The problem is three dimensional and should be evaluated from different directions. A single image is rarely appropriate to assess the ear unless you are talking about a Torn Earlobe Repair. Yet as considering how the ear shape changes with a Congenital Cleft Earlobe requires multiple views to understand the 3 dimensional aspect of this problem / solution.

Pictures of the ears filling the entire frame can be beyond some cameras resulting in an out of focus image. Trying to understand a blur not in focus does not work.

Wide angle lens, camera phones, and computer cameras perform particularly poorly in taking pictures of the ears. The wide angle lens distorts the closest object with items further away looking smaller. If in side view the ear looks way to large compared to the nose, yet in the frontal shot, the nose looks much bigger than the ear, lens distortion is the culprit.

Before posting or sharing, check that the pictures are in focus and really show your concerns.

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.

Otoplasty Before & After Pictures

Before and after surgery photographs demonstrate the deformity and surgical sculpture solution.

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Evaluating Ear Photos

Ears are three dimensional structures with details that accentuate with shadows. Appearance of the ear in a picture depends on what angle they are viewed, camera, and the lighting. That is why understanding a problem of the auricle of the ear takes so many different pictures taken with as much precision as possible.

What to Watch For

Check how the ears compare to other facial features. The surgery only changes what has been operated on. For a consistent before and after picture, check that the other facial features remain the same. Subtle differences are inevitable for ear documentation. It is almost impossible to accurately reproduce the angle of the older photograph. This becomes impossible in ear surgery. Matching the before and after total head means that the old and new ear positions will be different, shot at a different angle. Matching the before and after ear, means the head will be at a different angle. This can be a challenge for even the most experienced surgeon in his / her documentation attempt.

Limitations of Images

Unfortunately, ear pictures cannot demonstrate how tissues feel. Stiffness, scars, sensation, are all beyond what an image can convey. How ears move is less critical than other parts of the body. Videos before and after ear surgery have no particular benefit unless evaluating how ears wiggle.