How Can I Reduce The Large Conchal Bowl Of My Ears?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have large conchal bowl on both ears and this is something I don’t see many surgeons can correct, I believe it is because that scar it will leave due to the wedge resection. I don’t know how else the conceal bowl can be reduced but I wanted to see if the doctor could help as this is a concern that I’ve had for many years. I’m not sure if the photos show it but in person my conchal bowl is very large compared to the rest of my ear.

A:You have correctly surmised that only a mid-ear wedge resection can reduce the size of the concha and that the resultant scar to do so may not be a good aesthetic tradeoff. And should one find the scar undesired there is no going back as it is irreversible…so it is a big aesthetic gamble.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon