OC Dr. Kalantarian Plastic Surgery performed Otoplasty (reshaping of the ear or fixing a protruding ear) on this 26-year-old woman who wished to improve the appearance of her ears. She disliked how far her ears were sticking out and requested to have her ears pinned back. Dr. Kalantarian performed an Otoplasty by reshaping the cartilage with suture techniques which creates the antihelical fold (a fold near the ear rim that is responsible for keeping the upper third and some of the middle ear pushed back) which is often missing in a protruding ear. In addition, the middle part (upper and middle third junction) of the ear is pulled back by suturing the ear cartilage to the bone of the scalp. A small portion of the cartilage is also removed to set the ear back. The ear lobe is fixed or pulled by by excision of the skin and suturing technique. All incisions are well healed in the post auricular crease (the crease behind the ear, junction of ear and scalp). The result can be noted by looking at the before and after photos. The patient is very happy and has more self confidence in her appearance.
This is a 23-year-old male who had an Otoplasty about two years ago by another surgeon. He was unhappy about upper, middle and lower third of his ears, he was complaining about his protruding ears and requested a Revision Otoplasty (Reshaping of ears). Dr. Kalantarian was able to pull back his ears and position them in an ideal location with symmetry. Dr Kalantarian (OC DrK) performed a revision Otoplasty by using cartilage reshaping via suturing, small amount of cartilage resection (excision), suturing the middle third of the ear back, and reshaping of the ear lobe using excision and suturing technique. His new ears are balanced and proportionate to his face which gives his facial appearance a new look. Please, refer to before and after Otoplasty photos.
A 29 year old patient who desired otoplasty, correction of his protruding ears. An otoplasty was performed by changing the shape of the cartilage using suture technique with an open approarch via pos-auricular (behind the ear) incision. Some times a small portion of the conchal cartilage has to be removed.