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Macrotia (Scapha Reduction) Case Example

When it comes to making a large ear smaller, I happen to be one of the few surgeons in the country who does this on a regular basis. This is termed macrotia surgery – also known as scapha reduction since the actual scapha is made to be smaller. Keep in mind this is totally unlike […]

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Can I Reduce the Size of My Ears?

Many patients who undergo surgery for their ears are concerned with how much the ear protrudes from the side of the head. Otoplasty surgery is commonly used to “pin” the ears back to cosmetically improve their natural position. However, some patients have ears that are disproportionately large compared to the size of their head, even […]

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Ear Reduction Healing

See what early healing looks like following macrotia ear reduction surgery performed by Dr. John Hilinski. Macrotia ear reduction surgery, or scapha reduction surgery, is an unusual type of cosmetic ear surgery that is intended to actually make an ear smaller in size – not just pinning the ear back closer to the head. Dr. […]

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How Old Do You Have to Be for Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is one of the few cosmetic surgeries performed on children. The procedure is often considered when parents recognize that their child is embarrassed of having prominent ears as they try to hide them. For example, girls may not want to wear their hair up, and boys may want to keep their hair long. Ear […]

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What Are the Benefits of Otoplasty Surgery?

Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning or ear shaping, can improve the position and/or shape of the ears. The procedure is most common in children between the ages of five and ten, as it helps prevent them from being teased and embarrassed at school. Otoplasty is also a viable option for adults who are self-conscious […]

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Earlobe Reduction Surgery

Take a look at this patient’s earlobes that were reduced in size. This patient came to me desiring to have a more normal sized earlobe. Ultimately, I performed a cosmetic reduction procedure to remove the excess earlobe tissue. In the end, he was given a much more natural looking earlobe that was considerably smaller than […]

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The Hilinski Foundation for Surgery

Stay tuned tomorrow night (Friday, Nov. 21st) to Channel 10 News at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm when this little guy, Brian, from San Diego will be featured following recent facial plastic surgery to reshape his ears. I am very proud to say that our own Hilinski Foundation for Surgery was able to offer the services […]

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Large Gauge Earlobe Defect

Over the past several years, my practice has seen a huge increase in the number of patients seeking corrective plastic surgery for gauge earring defects. These patients have all had prior piercings with use of gauges that have stretched the earlobes to a variable degree. Once they stop using the gauges, the earlobes are left […]

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Appearance 1 Day After Otoplasty

Many ear pinning patients wonder what the ears may look like in the early healing process after otoplasty surgery. So I decided to post this blog to give those a visual idea of what to expect in the average case. As I discuss with all my cosmetic ear pinning patients, the ears will appear overcorrected […]

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Macrotia Ear Plastic Surgery to Actually Make an Ear Smaller

Learn how I can actually make your ear smaller using scapha reduction technique for macrotia – also known as excessively large ears. This type of ear plastic surgery is much different from ear pinning surgery, which is intended to simply pull the ears back closer to the surface of the head. Macrotia ear plastic surgery […]

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