MICROTIA
Ear Reconstruction
The Safest Technique in Auricular Reconstruction
Doctora Valotta
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Dra. Valotta

The most beautiful and fascinating aspect of this profession is to find the right surgical strategy for each patient.

¿What is it that leads the surgeon to choose one technique instead of another? In the first place, the criterion to make an accurate diagnosis, which arises from the careful observation of the patient. I like to sit with him and observe, touch, examine the tissues. The brain is activated and generates a mixture of accumulated knowledge, experience and creativity that lead me to the development of the surgical strategy, which is unique to each patient. During surgery, precise markings and thorough execution are the basis of success. The concentration in the procedure is total, without distractions, except for some quiet music that accompanies in harmony the perfect moment that I live when I am realizing with real passion an operation that I like.

What is Microtia ?

Microtia is a congenital malformation (this means that it is present from birth), and consists of a bad development of the ear.

  • The lobular are the most common, the remnant is elongated and without form. In these cases we make a vertical incision to make the pocket and place the cartilage frame.
  • In the conchales we usually use a horizontal incision, these cases often have swallow and antitrago.
  • The complete absence of ear is called ANOTIA.

Procedures

¿What is the operation about?

The reconstruction should always be done with the patient’s own tissues to avoid rejection and long-term complications.

Ear Reconstruction

The way to reconstruct a nose is standardized, and the best techniques have been described by Dr. Frederick Menick, a surgeon who has achieved perfection in this area and which I had the privilege to visit.

Aesthetic Surgery Of The Ear

To carry out the surgical plan chosen in addition to the above mentioned the surgeon must handle to perfection the management of cartilage grafts.

Ear reduction

In some patients the size of their ears is excessive and disproportionate to the skull and face.

Rhinoplasty Aesthetic

To carry out the surgical plan chosen in addition to the above mentioned the surgeon must handle to perfection the management of cartilage grafts

Nasal Reconstruction

In order to carry out the chosen surgical plan in addition to the above mentioned, the surgeon must handle perfectly the handling of cartilage grafts.

Facial Paralysis

Facial paralysis is extremely disfiguring for the patient who carries it. It can be congenital or acquired, after the resection of a tumor for example.

Lower Third

As for the lower third of the face, we use a very interesting flap of muscle from the lips of the healthy side.

Our Distinctions

Why Choose us?

Frequent Questions

Microtia is a congenital malformation (this means that it is present from birth), and consists of a bad development of the ear.

The optimal age to perform the reconstruction of the ear is from 10 years, for 2 reasons. The first is because at this age the development of the rib cage is optimal to have enough three-dimensional cartilage, and the ear on the other side has reached adult size. The second and perhaps the most important reason is because at this age the children are mature enough to desire the operation and face it.

The reconstruction should always be done with the patient’s own tissues to avoid rejection and long-term complications. This reconstruction should not be done with any type of material outside the body, however miraculous it may seem, since the risks of infection are very high, and always lead to the removal of foreign material. The tissue itself that is used is the cartilage taken from the same patient.

In the first place, the criterion to make an accurate diagnosis, which arises from the careful observation of the patient. I like to sit with him and observe, touch, examine the tissues.

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