Correction and reconstruction of the helical rim usually requires transfer of cartilage from the same ear. This can be performed without altering the shape of the remaining ear. Other defects and deformities of the ear (pinna) can be corrected as will. In the present case, Dr. Gassner reconstructed the helical rim in an ambulatory procedure under local anaesthesia with sedation.
Photo 1: Profile view before reconstruction of the helical rim
Photo 2: Profile view after reconstruction of the helical rim
Photo 3: Back view of the helical rim before reconstruction
Photo 4: Back view of the helical rim after reconstruction