How Much Vertical Ear Reduction Will I Get From My 70mm Height?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Could you please check my case and tell me the best technique to reduce my ear size also and the expected vertical length after surgery nothing that the current length is 70 mm also I want to know the probability of both ears will not be identical after the surgery.


A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. There are only two techniques for reducing ear size (vertical ear reduction), the scaphal flap for the upper half of the ear and earlobe reduction for the lower half of the ear. Maximal vertical ear reduction occurs when both are done together, if indicated, which in your case they are not. You have a normal earlobe size which means only the scaphal flap technique would be used. As a general rule your vertical ear height would be reduced from 70mm to 63/64mms maybe more.Provided that the ears are not significantly different in shape/size now I would expected there not to be any significant asymmetry afterwards.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana