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Presenting the process of making the capsule of intra-aural hearing aid through digitization
CONCLUSION: a new technique in order to make the capsule through the scanning process has been proven effective and with high quality and keeping the faithful imprint of the ear, in addition to significant durability. (Source: Revista CEFAC)
Source: Revista CEFAC - April 19, 2013 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research
Auricular keloid burn
Ear keloids are frequent. They usually appear as shiny, smooth, globular fibrous lesions; they are frequently symptomatic: patients can report pain, pruritus, numbness and redness in the area of the lesion . Keloids can occasionally grow in areas of minimal tension because of the proliferation of trapped dermal elements in predisposed individuals, especially after injury . Auricular keloids can develop as a result of ear-piercing, trauma, burn and surgery (otoplasty, excision of different skin or soft tissues benign lesions or more aggressive surgery). (Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries)
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - November 1, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Bianca Aceto, Fabrizio Schonauer Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
— Overview covers how it's done, plus risks and results of this cosmetic procedure to change the appearance of your ears. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 23, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Aesthetics of the auricle and its implications for otoplasty and auricular reconstruction
Abstract: Objective: Otoplasty is the most common aesthetic surgical procedure performed in children. The goals for auricular surgery and the proportions of an aesthetically pleasing ear appear to be based on the aesthetic opinions of individual surgeons rather than on evidence-based data. Our study aimed to determine whether identifying an aesthetically pleasing auricle is possible.Methods: We used digital photographs of 29 auricles, a standardized camera setup, a panel of 20 plastic surgeons, and a visual analogue scale (VAS). We then analyzed the scores assigned by the panel for mean, median, standard deviation, analysi...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - August 23, 2012 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tuomas Klockars, Antti Mäkitie, Jorma Rautio Tags: Research papers Source Type: research
Avoiding Complications of Microtia and Otoplasty
Facial plast Surg 2012; 28: 333-339DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1312692Congenital ear surgery constitutes one of the most challenging reconstructive procedures in plastic surgery secondary to the complex architecture of the auricle and the multiple factors involved in the reconstructive techniques. The most common complications encountered during microtia repair and otoplasty are described. Emphasis is placed on preventing these complications.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents | Abstract | CME online | Full text (Source: Facial Plastic Surgery)
Source: Facial Plastic Surgery - June 21, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Romo, ThomasBaratelli, RoxanaRaunig, Hermann Source Type: research
What Is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is the surgical reshaping of the outer ear, to correct either deformities or make them look better. Otyoplasty can be either a cosmetic or reconstructive procedure. Pinning back prominent ears is an example of cosmetic otoplasty, while surgery to build up the outer ear after injury is an example of reconstructive otoplasty. Otoplasty more commonly occurs during childhood, but can be done on patients of any age. According to Medilexicon's medical dictionary, Otoplasty is: "Constructive or reparative plastic surgery of the ear... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news
Finesse in Otoplasty in Four Steps
Conclusions This versatile and complete technique allows for correction of all deformities that constitute prominent ears. It is associated with a low rate of complications and relapses by preventing strain of the cartilage. Level of Evidence V This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www.springer.com/00266. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Original ArticlePages 1-7DOI 10.1007/s00266-012-9914-1Authors ...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - June 8, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Source Type: research
Quality of life and patients’ satisfaction after otoplasty
The objective of the study was to present the long-term results of satisfaction and quality of life of patients after otoplasty due to protuberant ears. A retrospective study at an academic tertiary referral centre is presented. A total of 164 patients were followed up after otoplasty due to ear dysplasia grade I. The validated questionnaires SF-36 and Patient Outcomes of Surgery-head/neck (POS) were applied to evaluate the quality of life and the patients’ satisfaction after therapy. The comparison of preoperative and postoperative quality of life measured by POS showed significantly higher scores after surgery than...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - June 6, 2012 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Source Type: research
Non-traumatic subluxation of the atlantoaxial joint after thermal burn of the head and the neck. Case report
Nontraumatic atlantoaxial rotary subluxation (AARS) can occur after head and neck surgery in children (20–40% of cases) or spontaneously after pharyngeal inflammation. Patients under 21 years of age are commonly affected . In the operating room, the risk factors described in the literature are: (1) previous disease with C1–C2 joint laxity or anomalies like trisomy-21, Ehler–Danhlos syndrome, Morquio syndrome or rheumatoid arthritis (24% of cases according to Fielding and Phillips ); (2) general anesthesia; (3) extreme rotation of the head as observed in otoplasty, tympanoplasty, cholesteatoma otitis surgery, mastoide...
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - June 4, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Laetitia Goffinet, Defne Amado, Claude Gavillot, Noel Boussard, Claude Meistelman, Pierre Lascombes Tags: Case reports - E-only Source Type: research
Unusual complication of otoplasty: spasmodic torticollis
Abstract Otoplasty for prominent ears is the most commonly performed cosmetic operation in children. Otoplasty might result with several complications such as infection, necrosis, outer ear canal stenosis, exposition of sutures, insufficient correction, and overcorrection. This is the first case report of spasmodic torticollis as a complication following an otoplasty procedure. Level of Evidence: Level V, diagnostic study. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Case ReportPages 1-3DOI 10.1007/s00238-012-0723-1Authors Gurkan Kayabasoglu, Department of Otolaryngology, Unye State Hospital, Ordu, Turkey ...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 27, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: European Journal of Plastic Surgery Source Type: research
Antihelical shaping of prominent ears using conchal cartilage‐grafting adhesion
Conclusions:The conchal cartilage‐grafting adhesion technique creates a natural‐shaped, smooth antihelix, allowing the prominent ear to predictably and permanently set back. We believe that the method is indicated in adult patients showing thick and strong auricular cartilage. Laryngoscope, 2012 (Source: The Laryngoscope)
Source: The Laryngoscope - April 5, 2012 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chul Park, Tae‐Won Jeong Tags: Original Report Source Type: research
Surgical Management of Auricular Infantile Hemangiomas [Original Article]
Conclusions Most infantile hemangiomas do not require treatment. Surgical excision of auricular infantile hemangiomas at any phase is effective in preventing fibrofatty scarring, reducing cartilage deformities, and treating complicated cases or patients who have failed medical management. Surgical excision with Z-plasty reconstruction is a viable option that should be considered to limit postoperative deformities. (Source: Archives of Otolaryngology)
Source: Archives of Otolaryngology - January 16, 2012 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Daramola, O. O., Chun, R. H., Kerschner, J. E. Tags: Dermatology, Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery, Congenital Anomalies of Head & Neck, Dermatologic Disorders, Middle/ External Ear Disorders, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Hemangiomas, Surgery, Surgical Interventions, Pediatric Surgery Original Article Source Type: research
A strategy for assessing otoplasty outcome intra-operatively
Prominent ears remain the most common congenital deformity. The goals of otoplasty in the correction of protruding ears were initially described by McDowell in 1968 and advocated objective measurements of ear protrusion and symmetry. Current practice, however, often focuses upon the subjective assessment of both the patient and the surgeon when assessing the pre-operative deformity and post-operative outcome. We propose a simple strategy to assist the surgeon in assessing ear symmetry and the reduction in pinna projection that can be used intra-operatively. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - December 14, 2011 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: S. Mashhadi, D.P. Butler Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research
Postauricular fascial flap and suture otoplasty: A prospective outcome study of 227 patients
We report the senior author’s experience with this technique in 227 consecutive cases. All cases were done by or under supervision of the senior author and the data collected prospectively. Complications, recurrence, revision rate and results as recorded were analysed. A total of 10 (7 early 3 late) complications were recorded (4.4%). Suture extrusion (n = 6, 2.64%), Keloids (n = 3, 1.32%), Infection, anterior skin necrosis (n = 1 each, 0.44%). A total of 6 unilateral and 5 bilateral cases had a recurrence (3.67% total ears) and 97% of recorded outcomes were reported as good or excellent results. The low complicati...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - November 10, 2011 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Manish Sinha, Bruce Richard Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Cartilage reshaping for protruding ears: A prospective long term follow-up of 32 procedures.
CONCLUSION: LACR appears to be a safe and reproducible method for the treatment of protruding ears. Other applications of this technique, like laser assisted septal cartilage reshaping (LASCR) for septum deviation, have been recently described. Lasers Surg. Med. 43:875-880, 2011. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID: 22006728 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
Source: Hand Surgery - November 1, 2011 Category: Surgery Authors: Leclère FM, Trelles M, Mordon SR Tags: Lasers Surg Med Source Type: research
Otoplasty for the Protruded Ear
Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2011; 25: 288-294DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1288921ABSTRACTThe 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 w...
Source: Seminars in Plastic Surgery - October 20, 2011 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Nazarian, RonenEshraghi, Adrien A Source Type: research
Cartilage reshaping for protruding ears: A prospective long term follow‐up of 32 procedures
Conclusion LACR appears to be a safe and reproducible method for the treatment of protruding ears. Other applications of this technique, like laser assisted septal cartilage reshaping (LASCR) for septum deviation, have been recently described. Lasers Surg. Med. 43:875‐880, 2011. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine)
Source: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine - October 19, 2011 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Franck Marie P. LeclèreMario TrellesSerge R. Mordon Tags: Clinical Report Source Type: research
Correction of flat auricular helix
Considering the high number of auricular deformities described in current literature, an isolated absence of the helical roll has been described only in rare case reports. Flattening of the helical roll is seen mostly with Stahl’s ear deformity or following an aggressive otoplasty. Proposed methods for the surgical correction of a flat helix are complex and the final result is somewhat unpredictable. Compared with the wide range of auricular deformities, the clinical picture of an isolated flat helix might appear mild. It presents with no prominence of the conchae and a regular antihelical fold. The auricular cartilage c...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - August 18, 2011 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: J.F. Wilbrand, H. Schaaf, P. Streckbein, H.P. Howaldt Tags: Correspondence and Communications - E-Only Publication Source Type: research
A novel correction of congenital ear deformities in Wales
Congenital ear deformities can have a significant impact on both a child's appearance and psychosocial well-being, often requiring otoplasty. Evidence from the literature suggests that the use of auricular splints before the age of 6 months is effective at improving auricular appearance thus preventing the need for surgery. Success rates are highest if splinting is started within the first 10 days of life. Presented are the results of the first Welsh patients treated with auricular splinting. (Source: International Journal of Surgery)
Source: International Journal of Surgery - June 25, 2011 Category: Surgery Authors: N. Waldron, N. Wilson-Jones, S. Cairns, M. Kyle Tags: Abstracts from the NUGSC Conference 2011 Source Type: research
Minimally Invasive Otoplasty: Technical Details and Long-Term Results
Conclusions Restoration of facial harmony through aesthetic correction of the ears is a highly satisfying procedure for both patients and surgeons. Since 1988, the author’s unit has pursued and improved a technique that could provide shorter recovery times, minimal morbidity, and predictable results for a population consisting primarily of adults. This minimally invasive technique can achieve these goals with excellent long-term aesthetic outcomes. Content Type Journal ArticlePages 1-6DOI 10.1007/s00266-011-9754-4Authors A. de la Fuente, Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Hospit...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - June 3, 2011 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Source Type: research
Teens And Plastic Surgery
Statistics gathered over the last several years indicate a decrease in the overall number of cosmetic (aesthetic) surgeries of teenagers (those 18 and younger) having cosmetic surgery, with nonsurgical procedures including laser hair removal and chemical peels being the most popular in 2010, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) . The most frequently performed surgical procedure for this age group in 2010 was cosmetic ear surgery (otoplasty)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2011 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news
Bullying Pushes 7-year Old To Opt For Plastic Surgery On Her Ears
A 7-year old South Dakota girl, who has been a victim of bullying because her ears stick out, underwent an otoplasty - plastic surgery to reshape and pin back the outer ear. Samantha Roselle's mother told ABC's "Good Morning America" that the surgical procedure was chosen as a preventative measure, to stop the bullying. Cami Roselles, Samantha's mom, said "Kids are mean. That's just how they are." The operation, which lasted two-and-a-half hours, was successful, according to Dr. Steven Pearlman, the surgeon who performed the operation... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 15, 2011 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news
Otoplasty without cartilage section using the Mustardé technique. Presentation of our experience.
CONCLUSIONS: We conclude this cartilage technical procedure has an advantage over the aggressive ones, with a low complication rate. PMID: 21345394 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorrinolaringologica Espanola)
Source: Acta Otorrinolaringologica Espanola - February 20, 2011 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mompó L, Pastor G, Carrasco M, Cuesta MA, Dalmau J Tags: Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp Source Type: research
Otoplasty: results after anterior versus posterior approach.
CONCLUSIONS: In our opinion, otoplasty is a simple technique for treatment of prominent ears, with good aesthetic results. The most common complication is suture extrusion, more frequent after an anterior approach. PMID: 21295762 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorrinolaringologica Espanola)
Source: Acta Otorrinolaringologica Espanola - February 2, 2011 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Echarri San Martín R, Hernando Cuñado M, Montojo Woodeson J, Plaza Mayor G Tags: Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp Source Type: research
UK plastic surgery statistics: breasts up, ears down
UK plastic surgery is on the increase, despite the recession. Find out which procedures are going up - and which are down• Get the dataPlastic surgery statistics in the UK show a record number of "man boob" reduction operations as the rise in demand outstrips that for all other procedures - including women's breast enlargement.Figures published by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPs) - that really is its acronym - showed operations to correct gynecomastia in men grew by 27.5%, while overall male cosmetic surgery grew by 6.6%.The association's audit reveals 581 male breast reduction operations wer...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2011 Category: Science Authors: Simon Rogers Tags: UK news Plastic surgery Society Medicine Medical research Health & wellbeing guardian.co.uk Blogposts Source Type: news
Effect of transforming growth factor-β1 antisense oligonucleotides on matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in keloid fibroblasts
Conclusion: Usage of TGF-β1 antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) may show a potential chemopreventive or therapeutic option for keloids by blocking the effect of TGF-β1. Furthermore, antisense ODNs can be used as an investigative approach toward a better understanding of molecular mechanisms in keloid pathophysiology. (Source: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
Source: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - June 24, 2010 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Gregor M. Bran, Ulrich R. Goessler, Ariton Baftiri, Karl Hormann, Frank Riedel, Haneen Sadick Tags: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research
Otoplasty Using a Modified Anterior Scoring Technique: Standardized Measurements of Long-term Results [Unknown Section Name (research-article)]
Conclusions Otoplasty using a modified anterior scoring technique combined with postauricular fixation sutures provides long-term improved results in 91.2% of cases. Complications and sequelae are few, and rates are comparable to those of other long-term studies. A 2-mm lateralization of the auricle may be expected. Standardized measurements of the auricle are important because they supplement the overall aesthetic evaluation of the corrected ear and provide an objective baseline for long-term follow-up. (Source: Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery - May 17, 2010 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Schlegel-Wagner, C., Pabst, G., Muller, W., Linder, T. Tags: Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Other, Surgery, Surgical Interventions, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Prognosis/ Outcomes, Facial Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Facial Plastic Surgery Unknown Sect Source Type: research
Carbon dioxide laser-assisted cartilage reshaping otoplasty: A new technique for prominent ears
Most otoplasty techniques are variations of suturing and sculpting concepts. Thick cartilage and its tricky everlasting reshaping is a difficult task in suture techniques. It is more difficult to predict and control the final result in cartilage sculpting techniques. Animal studies demonstrated temperature-dependent cartilage stress relaxation during laser application resulting in stable shape changes. The aim of this study was to describe a novel surgical technique of carbon dioxide laser-assisted cartilage reshaping (CO2 LACR) otoplasty and to show its outcome.Prospective case series study.Sixteen patients with 32 promin...
Source: The Laryngoscope - April 25, 2010 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ahmed Ragab Source Type: research
Postoperative management following sphincter pharyngoplasty
Conclusion: Upper airway obstruction requiring overnight observation following SP is uncommon. In otherwise healthy patients, performing SP in an outpatient setting, given appropriate recovery room evaluation for airway concerns, oral intake, and pain control, should be considered. (Source: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
Source: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - March 19, 2010 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lauren A. Kilpatrick, Richard M. Kline, Kathryn E. Hufnagle, Michael J. Vanlue, David R. White Tags: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research
ENT UK position paper on otoplasty
This document summarises the current status of otoplasty (pinnaplasty) surgery in terms of its indications and evidence base. (Source: NLH Specialist Library for ENT and Audiology Latest News)
Source: NLH Specialist Library for ENT and Audiology Latest News - March 4, 2010 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: news
Otoplasty Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Are you concerned that your child's ear prominence may cause him or her to suffer from prolonged peer abuse throughout childhood? If so, it is possible to have a surgeon perform otoplasty, or ear surgery, in order to adjust your child's ear shape to a more natural appearance. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 27, 2010 Category: Disability Tags: Child Disability Information Source Type: news
Seal it and reveal it: Postoperative otoplasty care using a silicone-based occlusive dressing
Prominent ears are one of the most common congenital anomalies of the head and neck, affecting about five percent of the general population. The normal external ear makes a 20 to 30 degree angle with the temporal surface of the head. A more obtuse angle makes ears appear more prominent. When measured from the most lateral edge of the ear to the mastoid, the ear usually protrudes 2 to 2.5 cm. The three basic deformities in ear structure that are responsible for prominent-appearing ears are valgus of the concha with a cranioauricular angle greater than 40 degrees, underdevelopment of the antihelix, and excessive growth of th...
Source: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - February 16, 2010 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cathy J. Tang, Diana C. Ponsky Tags: Clinical Techniques and Technology Source Type: research
Otoplasty in children younger than 5 years of age
Conclusion: Timing of surgery is an issue of concern with regard to otoplasty in children. There may be significant psychosocial benefit to early intervention, particularly in light of changing norms for interaction with peers at ages considerably earlier than what had previously been thought of as the “school age.” Our preference is to plan the otoplasty as young as four years of age, after the child has expressed some concern about the deformity. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 9, 2010 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Murat Songu, Hamit Adibelli Tags: Research papers Source Type: research
Négrevergne otoplasty technique.
CONCLUSIONS: The Négrevergne otoplasty technique is a relatively simple and rapid procedure that maintains the natural contours of the auricle with little morbidity by addressing the poorly developed or absent antihelical fold, an abnormally large concha, and a prominent lobule. PMID: 20128183 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - December 31, 2009 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Songu M, Négrevergne M, Portmann D Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research
surgery for lop (protuberant) ears has evolved through three major steps in technique since its inception in 1992. Improvement was seen with each progressive technical advance. The previously published 2.0 version of 2004 has undergone evolution to streamline placement of the percutaneous retention sutures. The new 3.0 version technique greatly reduces the number of operative steps required. In this article, technical instructions for the 3.0 version are explained, and multiple applications of the 3.0 procedure and the 2.0 are illustrated. (Source: Otolaryngologic clinics of North America)
Source: Otolaryngologic clinics of North America - November 30, 2009 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Michael H. Fritsch Tags: Bonus Article - Facial Plastic Surgery Source Type: research
Minimally Invasive Ear Reshaping With a 1450-nm Diode Laser Using Cryogen Spray Cooling in New Zealand White Rabbits [Original Article]
Conclusions Cartilage reshaping using laser energy can be performed safely transcutaneously using cryogen spray cooling in rabbits. This animal model has similarity to human ears with regard to skin and cartilage thickness and is a stepping stone toward developing minimally invasive laser auricle reshaping in humans. (Source: Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery - November 16, 2009 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Holden, P. K., Chlebicki, C., Wong, B. J. F. Tags: Surgery, Surgical Interventions, Laser Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Biomaterials and Implants, Cosmetic Surgery/ Procedures Original Article Source Type: research
Long-term results of posterior suturing with postauricular fascial flap otoplasty
Conclusions: In conclusion posterior suturing with braided polyester permanent sutures covered with a postauricular fascial flap results in longevity of postoperative appearance and symmetry with low clinical recurrence rates and with excellent patient and parent satisfaction. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - October 29, 2009 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: M.V. Schaverien, S. Al-Busaidi, K.J. Stewart Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
A New Postoperative Otoplasty Dressing Technique Using Cyanoacrylate Tissue Adhesives
We present our method of postoperative dressing in the form of liquid bonding. Cyanoacrylate tissue adhesives as liquid bonding agents are used for fixation of the pinna at the mastoid area. After 10–14 days the bonding can be easily removed. No huge dressings, tapes, or plasters are necessary. The patients are satisfied with the light dressing; they do not feel ashamed to appear in public. We have found this dressing technique to be simple and economical, especially because of the use of the bonding for skin closure before. It can be used after otoplasty with an anterior or a posterior approach. Content T...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - October 6, 2009 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Source Type: research
Is a head bandage useful after otoplasty? A quasi-randomized controlled study of complications and patient satisfaction.
We conducted a prospective, quasi-randomized, controlled study to evaluate the incidence of postoperative complications and the degree of long-term patient satisfaction associated with the use or nonuse of a head bandage following otoplasty (pinnaplasty). Our study population was made up of 84 consecutively presenting patients who had undergone bilateral otoplasty (either an antihelical or conchaplasty procedure) for the correction of prominent ears under general anesthesia from January 2000 through March 2005. Patients ranged in age from 5 to 56 years (median: 13); 69 patients (82%) were aged 19 years and younger. Of ...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - September 30, 2009 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Orabi AA, Chintamani BH, Timms MS Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research
Congenital external ear protrusion is most commonly due to a deficient antihelical fold, an overdeveloped conchal bowl, or from a combination of both. Pediatric otoplasty performed prior to reaching school age can restore a natural appearing external ear therapy precluding peer ridicule and potential adverse psychological and developmental consequences. A graduated surgical approach to the prominent ear may involve a combination of cartilage cutting and cartilage sparing techniques so that an individualized surgical plan can be executed to optimize successful outcomes. (Source: Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
Source: Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - August 31, 2009 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bryan T. Ambro, Jacque Lebeau Source Type: research
Survey finds that cosmetic ear surgery has the youngest age of patients
(American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery) According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery's 2008 Procedural Survey, 27.7 percent of otoplasties -- a reshaping of the ear by placing small incisions behind the ear then reshaping or trimming the cartilage to define how and where the ear bends -- are performed on those ages 13-19. Additionally, the survey found that otoplasty has the youngest mean age of both invasive and less invasive cosmetic procedures at 29. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2009 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Laser-Assisted Cartilage Reshaping (LACR) for Treating Ear Protrusions: A Clinical Study in 24 Patients
Conclusion LACR, performed without any anesthesia, is a safe and less morbid approach to surgical otoplasty. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Original ArticleDOI 10.1007/s00266-009-9353-9Authors Franck M. P. Leclère, Lille University Hospital INSERM U703, Pavillon Vancostenobel 59037 Lille Cedex FranceIoannis Petropoulos, 404 Military Hospital ENT Department Larissa GreeceSerge Mordon, Lille University Hospital INSERM U703, Pavillon Vancostenobel 59037 Lille Cedex France Journal Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryOnline ISSN 1432-5241Print ISSN 0364-216X (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - May 30, 2009 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Source Type: research
Pr25training experience with breast reduction and otoplasty
Conclusions: Training in Plastic Surgery has no quotas for any procedures as exists in other specialty programs. This means that with changes in waiting list pressures and health priorities there is no safeguarding of procedures for trainees or the community alike. The results of these questionnaires will be presented in an attempt to formalise current opinion on these important issues. The Plastic Surgery community has an obligation to provide a service to the community and also to train its future providers and hence has a responsibility to be actively involved in addressing these topical and important issues. (Source: ...
Source: ANZ Journal of Surgery - April 27, 2009 Category: Surgery Authors: G. J. Avery Tags: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, 69 May 2009, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Conference Abstracts < br/ > Plastic Surgery Program Abstracts Source Type: research
Timing of otoplasty in children: what age?
Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Letter to the EditorDOI 10.1007/s00405-009-0959-yAuthors Patrick M. Spielmann, Raigmore Hospital Department Otolaryngology Old Perth Rd Inverness IV2 3UJ UKR. H. Harpur, Tain and Fearn Area Medical Practice Tain UKK. J. Stewart, Royal Hospital for Sick Children Department of Plastic Surgery Edinburgh UK Journal European Archives of Oto-Rhino-LaryngologyOnline ISSN 1434-4726Print ISSN 0937-4477 (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - April 2, 2009 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Source Type: research
Commentary on: Complications of otoplasty: a literature review. JPRAS 2009;62(1):19–27.
This is an excellent and timely review. Early splintage has yet to become routine in neonatal practice despite excellent results and few complications. The technique should be offered to all parents of babies with ear deformity. To fail could now certainly be regarded as poor practice and in the future may be seen as negligent [correspondence viewed]. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery - March 18, 2009 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: David Gault Tags: Invited Commentary: E-only Publication Source Type: research
Hair control: a quick and simple method – Reply to ‘A draping technique for scalp operations’ and ‘Secure sterile head drape for head and neck surgery’
We agree with our colleagues that to maintain a sterile field during surgery in the head and neck, for example in otoplasty, is often challenged by slipping drapes and hairs intruding the operative field. Nagasao and Masud and Gilbert suggested good methods to reduce this risk. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery - March 8, 2009 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: W.Y. Chan, J.K.G. Laitung Tags: Correspondence and Communications: E-only publication Source Type: research
Precision and suture positioning in otoplasty. Experience with 380 cases
We describe a simple method that can be used to accurately decide on these surgical points whilst also holding the ear in a temporarily ‘corrected’ position and avoiding the use of ink which often smudges in the operative field. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery - February 22, 2009 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: B.S. Mathur, K. Shokrollahi Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research
Not a hair out of place: a neat method of otoplasty preparation
The perpetual problem of hair interference in ear and scalp surgery is a particular menace during otoplasty. In spite of traditional surgical drapes or stockinet, fine peri-auricular hair is easily caught in Mustarde and post-auricular skin sutures, causing intra-operative aggravation and risk of infection. Gels and preparatory agents are messy and leave a sticky residue unacceptable to many patients, compounding frustration at being unable to wash the hair and contributing to sub-bandage itch. Heden first described the use of elastic bands in hair restraint, similar to the recent use of haemorrhoid bands during facelift p...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery - February 1, 2009 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: E.S. Bovill, S. Wharton Tags: Correspondence and Communications: E-only Publication Source Type: research
A new validated otoplasty dressing technique
We present an audited method for otoplasty dressing accompanied by an intraoperative photographic sequence. Proflavin-soaked wool is molded into the anatomical sulci anteriorly and a combination of Vaseline gauze and dressing gauze are held in position posteriorly by tying the continuous skin suture over them. Gauze is then placed over the pinna with a thick soft piece of cotton wool covering the whole area bilaterally. Finally, a length of stockinet is used to secure the dressings in place for 10 days, ensuring support, yet without undue pressure. An audit of the cases we have done so far demonstrated no complic...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - January 24, 2009 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: European Journal of Plastic Surgery Source Type: research