Seminars in plastic surgery

Otoplasty for the protruded ear


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The prominent ear can produce significant social and psychological effects on an individual. Through the last century, many procedures have been described to correct this deformity. In this review, the authors navigate through the history of otoplasty for the protruded ear, and describe some of the breakthroughs in the procedure. Furthermore, they discuss key measurements that must be kept in mind in preoperative and intraoperative settings. They also describe in more detail some of the more common methods for correcting the protruded ear, as well as postoperative management and common complications faced after surgery.



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