Hello Dr. Lam! I have protruding ears. I think my conches are too big. My right ear's helix is also slightly folded over. I am looking to get the ears pinned back and the right ear's helix fixed.
I have seen a plastic surgeon in my area who does microtia. He is willing to try to fix my ears...but his experience is mainly sculpting new ears for people who don't have any. He has not done much repair. If he tried to fix my helix it would be his first time ever doing a helix repair.
His method would be to detach and reattach the helix, extract cartilage from my head and use that to pull on the helix from the back of the ear. Seemed like he was guessing though. He said "I don't know the correct method for this, I am just applying plastic surgery principles to come up with a possible solution."
I am scared to have this done by someone who has never repaired a helix before.
Looks like you have a lot of experience with helixes. Is this something you could do confidently?
Also I am wondering if his proposed method was a good way to do it or not?
I took eight photos of the ears so you can see the problem. I posted them on this Photobucket album: http://s1070.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... r%20Photos
Looking forward to hearing from you.