Regardless of the size of the ear, the term “Prominent Ears”
means a birth defect in which the ears stick out enough
to appear abnormal. Also, the terminology can be defined
by comparing an abnormal external ear that is separated by
less than 2cm from the side of the head maintaining an angle
of 25 degrees or less.
GOALS: External ears, a beautiful masterpiece of creation,
are an aesthetically and distinctly visible part of human face.
After any surgical and non-surgical procedures both the ears
must appear natural, soft, harmonious, not an operated look
and without any surgical scar.
After the procedure is complete, if viewed from the side, the
helical rim should be prominently visible and from rear view
should look straight and not like a “C” or a telephone deformity.
COMPARISON: Other surgical procedures available for the
correction of prominent ears require a long incision to expose
the cartilage. The procedure is performed by 1. Suturing
anti-helical fold (Mustarde, Photograph Ref-A), 2. Stenstorm
technique of anterior abrasion of cartilage (Gibson, Photograph
Ref-B), 3. For full thickness incision of cartilage along the
curvature of anti-helix, for creating a desired fold (Luckett,
Author: MOHAMMAD ABDUL MABIN
Read full article and other interesting news in ISAPS Newsletter Volume 14, Number 3 (July – September 2020)