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Why is otoplasty done?

Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery done to set disproportionately large or prominent ears back to the head.

How is otoplasty done?

  • A small incision is made in the back of the ear to expose the cartilage that is sculpted and bent back towards the head, after which it is sutured.
  • Alternatively an incision is made back in the ear and the skin is removed after which stitches are used to fold the cartilage back on itself to reshape the ear, without removing cartilage.
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