Can you explain what the difference is between an incisionless ear surgery and an open ear surgery?
Incisionless ear surgery is not the type of otoplasty or cosmetic ear surgery that I perform. Incisionless ear surgery uses sutures and cartilage weakening techniques in order to resculpt the ear in appropriately selected candidates. For my otoplasties I use a small incision placed on the back of the ear and sutures in order to resculpt the ear. I feel very comfortable with the otoplasty approach that I use as I feel that the results are excellent and reproducible, and the discomfort to the patient following otoplasty is minimal.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld