What type of ear shape benefits the most from an ear pinning surgery?
There are usually two abnormalities in prominent ears. One is that the fold in the ear is too flat and the other is that the base of the ear sticks out too much from the head. The fold is referred to as the anti-helical fold. A patient can simulate the result by molding the ear with their hand. The base of the ear is called the conchal bowl. This can also be pressed closer to the head with the hand. The surgical version of repair creates a more significant fold and moves the conchal bowl closer to the head.
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