Facial plast Surg 2004; 20(4): 267-270
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-865384
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Incisionless Otoplasty

Michael H. Fritsch1
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Publication Date:
18 March 2005 (online)


Otoplasty surgery for correction of the “lop” protuberant ear deformity continues to evolve. A noninvasive method for achieving normal appearance and physiology for the protuberant ear pinna is presented. Incisionless Otoplasty surgery, involving a combined cartilage scoring procedure and a percutaneously placed retention suture procedure, creates a predictable and permanent correction of the missing antihelical fold. In addition, treatment of the protruding conchal bowl by endoscopic techniques further enhances the cosmetic appearance. A long-term follow-up period of over 10 years gives perspective on the efficacy of the operation.