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African American Ear Reduction

Here is classic case example of Dr. Hilinski's designer ear reduction technique showing how an ear can be made smaller in size. This patient traveled across the country to have Dr. Hilinski perform ear reduction surgery on him. His main issue - like so many macrotia patients - was the fact the ear appeared too large. This was particularly true along the upper one-third of the ear where the scapha was enlarged. The scapha is... Continue Reading
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Ear Reduction 1 Month Out

Below is a great example of ear reduction healing just 1 month out from macrotia surgery. This patient has somewhat darker, more ethnic skin, which tends to take a bit longer in terms of healing. Despite this, even at 4 weeks out from getting her new, smaller ears she looks pretty darn good! Changing the Curve of the Ear One thing to look at in her case is how much change there has been to... Continue Reading
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Ear Reduction Immediately After Surgery

Here we share another case of ear reduction surgery performed by one of the best cosmetic ear surgeons in the country, Dr. John Hilinski. This young lady flew all the way from Florida to California in order to have Dr. Hilinski make her ears smaller in size. Over a decade ago, she had a different plastic surgeon try and reshape her ears using classic otoplasty, or ear pinning, techniques. Unfortunately, her ears needed more than... Continue Reading
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Amazing Ear Reduction

Take a look at this amazing transformation this young lady underwent. She complained of having ears that were too large for her face. But it wasn't an issue of ear pinning, or classic otoplasty. It was that her ears were too large in size from top to bottom. Dr. Hilinski performed his famous macrotia surgery on her to provide her with ears that are now just the right size!
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Fly to San Diego

Did you know that many of Dr. Hilinski's macrotia patients fly to San Diego to have their surgery done? Because he is one of the few plastic surgeons in the United States offering ear reduction surgery - with the experience of performing ear reduction for years now - many patients discover him after doing research online. Most of these patients opt to have a virtual consultation with Dr. Hilinski to first determine if they are... Continue Reading
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Phenomenal Transformation

This is a recent patient example that shows a phenomenal transformation as a result of macrotia ear reduction combined with earlobe reduction surgery. This young lady from San Diego desired to have her ears made less prominent. So many patients do their preliminary research and hone in on ear pinning (otoplasty) as the procedure they need to have done. Unfortunately, there are a lot of cosmetic ear surgery patients with large ears who won't benefit... Continue Reading
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Smaller Ears 2 Weeks Out

Reduced Ear Size Here is a fantastic photo comparison of how Dr. Hilinski - the world's leading authority on making ears smaller - can make your ears smaller with results that are quite impressive just 2 weeks out from macrotia surgery. This middle-aged female was quite bothered by the fact her ears were simply too large in size. Like so many macrotia (scapha reduction) patients, she liked to wear her hair long and down over... Continue Reading
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Immediate Reduction in Size of Ear

ThisĀ is a great example of what an ear looks like at the end of macrotia ear surgery. There is obviously some degree of immediate surgical swelling and tissue distortion. But, overall, you can see more specifically how the upper portion of his ear has been reduced in size. The helical rim, in particular, is now much closer to the antihelix ridge. This is a direct reflection of the fact the scapha portion of the ear... Continue Reading
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Otoplasty and Older Patients?

As a plastic surgeon who happens to perform a ton of cosmetic ear surgery - like otoplasty and macrotia ear reduction - Dr. Hilinski will occasionally see a patient who is older than the average. Many people ask - why would someone, for example, in their 70s seek out plastic surgery to make their ears look less prominent? Well, sometimes the answer has to do with the fact that many patients in this age range... Continue Reading
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Ears Made Smaller!

This is a great case we just completed this week showing a fairly significant reduction in the size of this female patient's ears. This lady was really bothered by the fact that her ears were simply to large for her facial proportions. You can see this for yourself in the adjacent preoperative photograph. Her ear does not necessarily stick out excessively - which is why she would not benefit greatly from otoplasty, or ear pinning... Continue Reading

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