Upper Eyelids
(Upper Blepharoplasty)
(Lower Blepharoplasty)
  Aging Face
  Facial Bone Contouring
  Buccal Fat Removal
  Lip Augmentation
  Lip Reduction
  Prominent ears (Bat Ears)
  Microtia (congenitally absent ears)
  Fat transfer/natural breast augmentation
  Lift (Mastopexy)
  Axillary (armpit) breast
  Nipple surgery
  Male breast
(gynaecomastia) reduction
  Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

Microtia (congenitally absent ears)

What is microtia?

Microtia is a congenital defect of the external ear.

Who does it affect?

This condition occurs 1 in 7000 - 8000 births. There is a male to female ratio of 2:1. It more commonly affects the right side of the face (ratio of right : left : bilateral = 5:3:1 ). It is more common in Asians than Caucacians

Ear Reconstruction (Nagata Technique)

Procedure: Reconstruction of the external ear using the Nagata Technique involves 2 stages:

1st stage procedure

1) Harvesting of the rib cartilages on the same side as the absent ear

2) Creating a 3-D framework out of the harvested cartilages

3) Implanting the 3-D framework into the site of the missing ear

2nd stage procedure (6 months after 1st stage procedure)

Involves lifting the reconstructed ear off the side of the scalp

Recovery Time: 2 - 4 weeks

In the media

The New Paper 21 July 2014

Mind Your Body Apr 2 2009 Fix My Ear

Please note:

Before and after photos of patients have been removed from the website as MOH Singapore does not allow such photos to be displayed for local clinics.


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