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Surgical Pearls
Sept/Oct 2018

The Incisionless Otoplasty Technique

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2018;20(5):424-425. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2018.0670

The most common head and neck congenital deformities are prominent ears, with an incidence of 5% in the white population as an autosomal dominant trait.1 The psychoemotional impact on children caused by these minor cosmetic defects has been shown to be severe.2 It is likely because of this that the correction of prominauris has been attempted as early as the 10th century.1