A Simple Surgical Technique for Correction of Macrotia with Poorly Defined Helical Fold

TUNCER S. , Demir Y., Atabay K.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, cilt.34, sa.2, ss.136-140, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00266-008-9268-x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.136-140


Macrotia is a relatively rare auricular deformity and few techniques for treatment have been described, most of which include skin and cartilage excisions. Effacement of the helical fold may accompany this deformity and should be reconstructed for aesthetic integrity. The authors present their ear reduction technique that achieves ear reduction and helical fold reconstruction through a posterior approach. The method is a simple procedure performed by incising and overlapping the cartilage and should be indicated for selected mild macrotia cases.