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Technical Devices in Otoplasty to Obtain a Natural Appearance

Giancarlo Zaoli
  • Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Clinic of Otorhinolaringology, University of Perugia, Italy
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Publication Date:
02 June 2008 (online)


This article outlines the importance given by plastic surgeons to correcting the external ear malformations. The objective is to create ears with a normal appearance. Despite more than 200 methods proposed by different authors, a procedure for otoplasty that gives constant and lasting surgical results has not yet been found. Following some critical remarks, both anatomical and surgical, the author proposes a method that, in his experience, gives good results, more natural and reliable, and is free from failures.