Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 136–140

A Simple Surgical Technique for Correction of Macrotia with Poorly Defined Helical Fold

Case Report


Macrotia is a relatively rare auricular deformity and few techniques for treatment have been described, most of which include skin and cartilage excisions. Effacement of the helical fold may accompany this deformity and should be reconstructed for aesthetic integrity. The authors present their ear reduction technique that achieves ear reduction and helical fold reconstruction through a posterior approach. The method is a simple procedure performed by incising and overlapping the cartilage and should be indicated for selected mild macrotia cases.


Macrotia Ear reduction Helical fold reconstruction 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic SurgeryGazi University Faculty of MedicineAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.AnkaraTurkey

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