From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Instituto Nacional de Pediatria, Mexico City, Mexico.
A BRIEF ACCOUNT of some important aspects of the embryological formation of the external ear is presented. Family and patient motivations to correct the aesthetic aspect of the prominent ear caused by the lack of development of the antihelix are discussed. The criteria for the selection of the patients and the ideal age for the surgical procedure are analyzed. The objectives of otoplasty for the correction of this deformity and the personal technique of the author are described. Emphasis is placed on the author's original contributions to this procedure and the results. The possible postoperative complications are discussed.
Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2000;2:57-61
Azuara E. Aesthetic Otoplasty With Remodeling of the Antihelix for the Correction of the Prominent EarCriteria and Personal Technique. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2000;2(1):57-61. doi: