Am I A Good Candidate for Macrotia Reduction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a scapha reduction (macrotia surgery) on both ears. I saw a previous reply on your website to someone interested in the same procedure that the helical rim is crucial for this procedure in order to be able to hide the scar. While I do feel that I have a small helical rim, it’s not as prominent as some, so I am wondering if I am even a candidate for this procedure.

A: The concept in most macrotia reductions is a combined scaphal and earlobe excisions. In the scaphal reduction it is ideal to have a prominent antihelical fold and/or helical rim for optimal scar placement. While yours is smaller than some in those esr features  (probably because you are a female) it is not contraindicated for the procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon