Category: Cauliflower Ear

Cosmetic Ear Surgery Video (Otoplasty) in the San Francisco Bay Area

April 29, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Otoplasty means ear changing. It encompasses a collection of cosmetic ear procedures designed to restore or create normal anatomy. It can also be life changing for those embarrassed by their prominent ears. This otoplasty video included in this post shows examples of what cosmetic ear surgery can do. Dr. Joseph Mele explains otoplasty on this segment from Body Beautiful as seen on KRON 4, the San Francisco Bay Area’s news station.

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Cauliflower Ear Correction

March 25, 2019 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Delayed treatment for Cauliflower Ears is difficult and frustrating. Often the skin is supper-glued down to the old hematoma, which has the consistency of cement. The normal supporting architecture of the ear, the cartilage, often disintegrates from the pressure, and parts of it may not be available to support the reconstruction..

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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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