I have one ear which is curved. Where would the knife incisions go? Would there be any visible scar and how long would it be?
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Though it's difficult to answer your question without photos or an exam, the common otoplasty incision is placed in the crease behind the ear, where the ear attaches to the skull. In rare situations, I place a small incision just underneath or inside the curved helical rim. If you're considering changing the shape of your ears, meet with a plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon who performs otoplasty frequently, and discuss your concerns. Surgical planning, placement of incisions, recovery, and risks of treatment should all be discussed as part of your consultation. Good luck!
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