Follow-up to my first question about my revision otoplasty "Can this otoplasty be corrected?" (Photo)
Doctor Answers (3)
1. The left upper pole has a pointed "shape" on lateral view. The right ear upper pole has a more natural rounded "shape." I would advise changing the "shape" of the left upper pole only. The left anti helical fold looks under developed. Recreating this fold with standard otoplasty techniques will bring he upper pole of the left ear closer to your head. Regarding the "shape" of the right ear, I wouldn't change it's shape; whether you would like the upper pole moved closer to the head is up to you. The mid ear of both sides would benefit from either a concha setback or a concha reduction to bring the mid portion closer to the head.
2. I think you would get a better overall appearance.
3. There is always a danger of over correction. That danger is more dependent on physician judgement/technique, but can depend upon healing factors.
Hope that helps.
Follow-up to my first question about my revision otoplasty "Can this otoplasty be corrected?"
Can this otoplasty be corrected?
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