Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:917–918 DOI 10.1007/s00238-012-0739-6 LETTER TO THE EDITOR An efficient aid to mark the anti-helical fold position in pinnaplasty Karen Lindsay & Lyndsey Highton & Jeyaram Srinivasan Received: 23 May 2012 /Accepted: 30 May 2012 /Published online: 15 June 2012 Springer-Verlag 2012 Sir, mark the intended position of the anti-helical fold. The Pinnaplasty is one of the most commonly performed plastic sutures are cut to a length of approximately 2 cm and surgery procedures. In the majority of cases, prominence of remain in place as markers (Figs. 1 and 2). Permanent the pinna is related to underdevelopment or absence of the Mustardé mattress sutures are then used to recreate the anti-helical fold, a hypertrophied concha or a combination of anti-helical rim by taking ‘bites’ of cartilage on either both . Mustardé mattress sutures are frequently used to side of the marking sutures, which are subsequently recreate the anti-helical fold, thus reshaping the auricular withdrawn. cartilage. This technique avoids the mess and temporary discolou- The intended position of the anti-helical fold is often ration associated with the use of ink. The atraumatic needle marked during pinnaplasty to facilitate the rapid and accurate on a 5/0 suture
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 1, 2012
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