One of the commonest causes for failure of an otoplasty is the telephone deformity. The telephone deformity is where the middle part of the ear sits close to the mastoid bone [skull] and the top and the bottom of the ear are very prominent. This causes the ear to look like a telephone.
The causes of a telephone deformity are:
- Stitches pulling out of the cartilage
- No furness sutures at the top or bottom of the conchal bowl - [concho mastoid sutures]
A telephone ear deformity can be fixed with a revision otoplasty. If you or someone you know wants to know what can be done about their telephone ear deformity then contact Dr Dan Robinson's rooms and make an appointment to discuss revision otoplasty.