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Cosmetic Ear Reduction Testimonial

Hearing this type of testimonial from our prior macrotia patients never gets old! This is some feedback we recently received through RealSelf.com where patients often times go to do research regarding a plastic surgery procedure they are interested in undergoing - like cosmetic ear reduction surgery. Dr. Hilinski is a godsend. He fixed the macrotia on my ears where other doctors failed. I was suggested many different procedures by other plastic surgeons but they didn't... Continue Reading
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Ear Reduction Immediate Results

So what does an ear look like immediately after it has been reduced in size as a result of macrotia scapha reduction surgery? I have included this case example to show you precisely what an ear looks like on the actual operating room table. This very pleasant gentleman flew to San Diego to have his ears cosmetically reshaped. Although some ear pinning was planned, a great majority of his issue with the ear had to... Continue Reading
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Costs of Ear Reduction Surgery

The costs of ear reduction surgery, or macrotia surgery, can be considerably higher than otoplasty ear pinning. One of the reasons for the higher costs is based on the fact that scapha ear reduction surgery is not performed nearly as commonly as traditional otoplasty ear pinning surgery. In addition, the surgery can often times be much more complex than traditional ear pinning surgery. Furthermore, there just aren't that many plastic surgeons out there performing scapha... Continue Reading
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Macrotia Versus Ear Pinning

So what is the difference between macrotia ear reduction surgery and traditional otoplasty ear pinning? It is worth differentiating between these two procedures as many macrotia patients consult with me with the notion they need to have their ears pinned back. Scapha Reduction Surgery Macrotia surgery is targeted at reducing the size of the scapha. Learn more about the scapha by reading here. This may or may not bring the top of the ear in... Continue Reading
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What Is Macrotia?

Macrotia can be simply defined as an ear that is excessively large in size. By direct measurement, the vertical height of the normal ear is 60-65 millimeters in the adult patient. Another method of assessing overall size is comparing the ratio of width to height. Normally, this ratio should be 50-55%. Whenever either of these two measurements is beyond the normal range, the ear can appear excessively large - and be a source of concern... Continue Reading
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Earlobe Reduction

So how often does Dr. Hilinski perform earlobe reduction at the same time as scapha ear reduction surgery? The answer is - more and more. Over the past year, Dr. Hilinski - the world's authority when it comes to making ears smaller in size - has been seeing increasing numbers of patients who are asking to have their earlobes reduced in size as part of their surgery. Attached here is a great example. This patient... Continue Reading

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