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This Chesapeake Virginia man in his early thirties has been bothered by prominent ears most of his life.  This requires a thorough exam and discussion to determine the underlying cause of the prominence.  In his case, the conchal bowl was overgrown causing his predominate concern.  During our consultation, I explained to him that otoplasty techniques have improved greatly and are more reliable with less recurrence over time.   The most significant improvement for him would be removal of the overgrown cartilage.  This is much more reliable than trying to pull it backward, which invites the possibility of it springing forward again later. Still though, there needed better creation of folds.  This is best accomplished with permanent sutures which are special soft sutures that are less likely to be felt.  Also, I employed a new technique where some of the tissue behind the ear is placed over the knots to add padding, making it less likely the sutures will be noticeable.  These photos are taken four months after surgery and he has not had problems with any of these sutures, nor can they be felt. 

Surgeon: Dr. Thomas Hubbard
Patient Age: 31
Patient Gender: Male

Case Number: 422

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

We are excited to announce our reopening as of May 1st. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: Our commitment to your safety.

Consultations are available in our office and we will continue to offer Virtual Consultations as well. You will be asked to complete your registration paperwork in our secure patient portal prior to your appointment and your consultation fee will be collected by phone to minimize contact.

Here are a few changes we have made as we transition to this new era:

  • Please reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well, have a fever, have been exposed to anyone with Covid-19 or travelled internationally within the last month.
  • We will limit the number of people in the building and waiting area to maintain social distancing and our staff will be wearing masks until restrictions are eased.
  • Please wear a mask during your visit but do not wear gloves. You will be given hand sanitizer.

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