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Simple Tips for Ear Lobule Reconstruction-“Lobuloplasty Revisited”

  • Madhubari VathulyaEmail author
  • Vaibhav Jain
  • Pradeep Jain
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Abstract

Lobuloplasty is one of the most common procedures done in outpatient basis. It is performed by a wide spectrum of surgeons ranging from general surgeon to plastic surgeon. Inspite of the innumerous techniques used, the ultimate aim of the surgery is to obtain a soft supple lobule with a well-hidden cosmetic scar without the complication of recurrence. Single site local anaesthesia, scoring and undermining of the lobule flaps and the introduction of a small cartilage piece in recurrent cases can change the outcome of the patients result. This article explains how subtle changes are still possible in common procedures like lobuloplasty to change the outcome of the results.

Keywords

Lobuloplasty Cartilage Local anaesthesia 

Notes

Compliance of Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

Authors disclose that there is no conflict of interest.

Informed Consent

Informed written consent has been taken from the patients on which surgeries were performed as per the hospital protocol.

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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Madhubari Vathulya
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Vaibhav Jain
    • 2
  • Pradeep Jain
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Burns and Plastic SurgeryAIIMS RishikeshRishikeshIndia
  2. 2.Department of Plastic SurgeryBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  3. 3.DehradunIndia

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