Various techniques of reattachment of the amputated ear have been described. Some of these reattachments may be successful, and some may survive but without good aesthetic results owing to changes in the cartilaginous framework or its skin cover, while many others may result in complete failure. To improve the blood supply to the reattached ear, especially the venous return, local flaps have been devised to cover part of the ear. Eight patients with partial or complete amputation of their ears have been treated with this technique. They have had good postoperative results and at least 6 months of follow-up.