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Auricular Cartilage

Auricular cartilage is typically harvested from a posterior auricular approach meaning the incision is behind the ear in the crease of the ear. The incision here allows access to the Concha Cymba and Concha Cavum. Here cartilage can be removed while maintain the integrity of the skin anteriorly along the front of the ear. The ear typically will look the same, however will feel slight softer where the cartilage has been removed. Ear cartilage harvest is typically somewhat uncomfortable for the patient since the ear is highly sensitive and innervated structure on the face. Auricular cartilage harvest does not effect hearing.