31 March 2006 (online)
Multiple techniques have been advocated over the years for the appropriate and natural-appearing correction of the prominent ear. There is no single technique that can recreate the complex three-dimensional nature of the otherwise normal human ear. We have to evaluate each individual ear and patient and correct the abnormalities with a technique that each surgeon feels comfortable with and that can repeatedly provide gratifying results. Ultimately, the simplest technique that can obtain the maximum effect should be employed. A concentration on the male patient and specific concerns with these patients are discussed. Multiple techniques are presented to adequately treat a variety of anatomic variations. Surgical complications and their treatment are also discussed.
Otoplasty - male patient - lop-ear - prominent ear