Category: Ear Shaping (Otoplasty)

Otoplasty SF Bay Area (Ear Pinning)

October 09, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Prominent ears can be a source of embarrassment and teasing. Cosmetic Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) includes Ear Pinning to reduce the appearance of prominent ears. This video segment is from the San Francisco Bay Area’s News Station, KRON 4’s, Body Beautiful with Dr. Joseph Mele. On it, Dr. Mele reviews the techniques, recovery and procedure of Otoplasty, and illustrates the results with Otoplasty Before and After Pictures.

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New Body Beautiful From Head to Tummy

September 09, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The next Body Beautiful will be broadcast this Tuesday, September 12, at noon. This week’s show is dedicated to four Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures: Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Breast Augmentation Revision, Gynecomastia Reduction (Male Breast Reduction) and Otoplasty (Ear Pinning).

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Body Beautiful On KRON4 Wednesday At Noon – Live

September 04, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Attention Plastic Surgery Television viewers. Body Beautiful will be broadcast live on KRON4 this Wednesday, September 7, 2016, At Noon – Live. So tune-in to get the latest Plastic Surgery News, and see if I get it right on the first take. Plastic Surgery Topics Will Include… This week’s show will be thirty minutes packed […]

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Prominent Ears – There’s An Otoplasty For That SF Bay Area

August 07, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Ear Pinning is an outpatient procedure. The majority of the work is accomplished through an incision placed in the crease behind the ear. Thin, strong sutures are used to bend and hold the ear cartilage in it’s new, folded back position. As with most of plastic surgery, the goal just enough reduction, but not too much. The amount of Ear Pinning can be modified by adjusting the placement of the sutures and by scoring the cartilage along the desired path of bending.

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Ear Pinning (Otoplasty) for Prominent Ears | SF Bay Area

April 11, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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The most common reasons for a prominant ear are: Incomplete folding – leaving the rim sticking out; a large central bell of the ear (the concha); and anterior rotation of the ear. Each of these deformities can be addressed with Otoplasty. Incomplete folding is corrected with sutures, or by scoring the ear cartilage. A large concha can be surgically reduced, and an anteriorly rotated ear can be set back. Most these corrections are done through an incision hidden in the fold behind the ears, so that it remains hidden, even with short hair-cuts.

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Body and Facial Plastic Surgery on KRON 4’s Body Beautiful

March 08, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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This Wednesday, March 11, at 11 AM, host Janelle Marie and I will be discussing Lip Augmentation, Otoplasty, Breast Implant Revision Surgery and Male Breast (Gynecomastia) Reduction on Body Beautiful, from the new KRON 4 studios in San Francisco.

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San Francisco Bay Area Otoplasty (Cosmetic Ear Surgery) | Walnut Creek, CA

April 12, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Ears may not be the first body part you think of when you hear, “Plastic Surgery,” but for many near San Francisco, Cosmetic Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) is a welcome relief. The most common reason for Cosmetic Ear Surgery or Otoplasty is the correction of prominent ears. Also called ear pinning, a common otoplasty procedure involves […]

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Cosmetic Ear Surgery – Otoplasty

March 08, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Plastic surgery of the ear includes the correction of prominent ears (Otoplasty), lop ears and injured ears including torn earlobes and other piercing related problems. The Normal Ear The Normal Ear shape is very complicated. The complex folds in the adult ear are the result of the fusion and folding of six separate swellings comprised […]

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