Distortion of ear protrusion after rhytidectomy results in an aesthetically unfavorable appearance. We have seen cases in which the auriculocephalic angle has widened postoperatively, producing a noticeable deformity. Herein, we report 3 cases that resulted in abnormal postsurgical ear protrusion. We also discuss prevention through the use of conchal setback sutures.
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123:818-820.
Newman JP, Koch RJ, Goode RL, Brennan HG. Distortion of the Auriculocephalic Angle Following RhytidectomyRecognition and Prevention. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123(8):818-820. doi:10.1001/archotol.1997.01900080050005