Technique of correction of the macrotia by way retroauricular

Written by: Dr. Carlos Cuesta Romero
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The transverse predominance macrotia is a congenital malformation of the ear or auricular pavilion, ie located in the outer ear. The main feature of this malformation is that the pavilion is too developed.

This malformation should be corrected, frequently, in conjunction with other alterations in the shape of the auricle / ear in the same operation, avoiding future surgeries.

In general malformed ears agglutinate many forms of presentation. Thus, they range from irregularities in the contour, constriction at its base, accumulation at its outermost portion, asymmetries and malrotations, as well as structural development defects.

Importance of choosing the best technique for the correction of the macrotia

There are currently over 250 otoplasty techniques according to the needs of the patient. This means that the indication of one or the other is very precise on the part of the specialist in Plastic, aesthetic and restorative surgery. Otherwise, the consequences of inadequate treatment with conventional techniques on ears with excessive overgrowth (especially in the third more cephalic), if no precise diagnosis is established, will trigger unacceptable results, which will require increasingly complex surgeries.

Macrotia correction techniques used so far

Until now, otoplasties required mutilation of the skin and cartilage in an overly aggressive way. This entailed a loss of tissue, biological / living material that may always be necessary for any posterior facial reconstruction (palpebral, nasal). Another consequence was the scars of anterior approaches, unlike the technique presented here, with a retroauricular approach, with no visible or visible scars.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Carlos Cuesta Romero
Plastic surgery

Dr. Cuesta is a prestigious specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has over 25 years of experience in the profession and extensive training in centers of national and international prestige, which have made him one of the greatest experts in the field. On the other hand, he has participated as a speaker and guest in various congresses and courses of the specialty, and is the author of multiple scientific publications in Spanish and English. He obtained the Gold Medal of the European Forum 2001 in 2013. He currently practices in his own private practice in Valencia and in the La Fe University Hospital in Valencia.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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