Double Helical Rim Advancement Flaps With Scaphal Resection: Selected Cases Over 10 Years and Review of the Literature

TEZEL E. , Ozturk C. N.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.35, no.4, pp.545-552, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00266-011-9661-8
  • Page Numbers: pp.545-552
  • Keywords: Macrotia, Double helical rim advancement flaps, Ear reduction, Helical rim reconstruction, Ear reconstruction, EAR REDUCTION, MARGINAL DEFECTS, RECONSTRUCTION, OTOPLASTY, REPAIR


Auricular surgery is a challenging subject in plastic surgery due to the complicated surface topography of the external ear. Although various techniques for ear reduction and helical rim reconstruction have been reported in the literature, an ideal method is yet to be defined. Double helical rim advancement flaps with scaphal resection presented in this report represent a practical technique for correcting macrotia and reconstructing helical rim defects.