Facial plast Surg 2005; 21(4): 310-316
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-939510
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Andrew C. Campbell1
  • 1Campbell Facial Plastic Surgery, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Publication Date:
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.