Category: Ear Shaping (Otoplasty)

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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