• Many methods are used for cosmetic otoplasty. This method is a composite of several techniques that achieves simplicity, no irreversible cartilage removal, and a slow and controlled approach to the final form. Abrasion is used to set the proper line and location, and sutures are applied to control the degree of fold. The operative technique was illustrated in one patient with results shown in four. It is applicable to protruding ears and some "lop" ears; scapha and concha can be corrected to individually varying degrees.
(Arch Otolaryngol 103:579-581, 1977)