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Connective piece of skin on top of right ear. Right ear different from left. Corrective surgery?

At the top of my right ear, (The Helix , I believe) there has been a piece of skin that keeps it pulled tight to my head. This connective piece of skin is not present on my left ear. Though it s never caused any complications, it does look a bit odd having one ear pulled in, and semi-square near the top! It has been this way for as long as I remember. I ve been tempted in the past to just take a sharp blade, and slice the skin down the middle, though I m no doctor and I d probably just end up with a bloody ear and no lasting results! :( My question is this: What type of procedure would be effective in matching the shape of my right ear to that of my left? Also, since it has been that way since as long as I can remember, (presumably since birth) will my ear simply bounce back out to proper shape, or will it remain deformed as a result of being in that position for such a long period of time? Thanks very much for any offered help!
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon 's  Response
This is one form of congenital anomaly affecting the development of the upper third of the ear and can be pretty common. Yes, you are correct, the cartilages can be deformed from birth and simple slicing of the skin down the middle would not correct the anomaly!! This requires a plastic surgical procedure in which the ear is separated from the head followed by contouring of the cartilage and coverage of the defect with a small piece of skin so that the contour resembles that of the other ear. Contact a plastic surgeon for more details.
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramy Ali's  Response
Hello dear

hope you are doing well ....I'd like to tell you that your ear problem can be easily fixed by a plastic surgery and your right ear can take proper shape us your left ear .....nothing to be afried of
take care

Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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