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How Long to Wear Headband After an Otoplasty That Involved Cartilage Excision?

I had cartilage excised from both of my ears and had the ears attached with permanent sutures to the head. My surgeon said that I should wear the... READ MORE

What is This Deformity on my Ear? (photo)

I have had this deformity on my ear since birth. It's a pointy piece of cartilage protruding from my left ear on the rim. What is it exactly and can... READ MORE

Ear Cartilage Gone Wrong After Ear Otoplasty?

Hi, i got my procedure done about 4 months ago and what I thought was a scar turned out to be a cartilage sticking out by the scar area, it's very... READ MORE

Does A Conchal Bowl Swelling Heal After Otoplasty?

I recently had a bilateral otoplasty procedure performed seven days ago by a local plastic surgeon, and got stitches taken out today. My concern... READ MORE

I Have Cauliflower Ear Post Op Rhino( 9 days ago). Will my Ear Heal?

I had Rhino 9 days ago and they needed cartilage from my ear. The removed it from my boul of the right ear and now I am in a lot of pain, my ear hurts... READ MORE

How Long Should I Wait After Ear Sugery Before I Can Exercise?

3 weeks ago I received a blow with a bottle, I needed 25 stitches to my ear. The cartilage was pierced. I would like to resume martial arts training,... READ MORE

Is It Normal for Ear to Stick out After Grafting?

I read that after having a cartilage graft taken from the ear, it will be sticking away from your head, is this true? Is it due to swelling and does... READ MORE

Cartilage Piercing Ok After Otoplasty?

3 years ago i had a octoplasy on both ears and they both healed without any problems.. but i want to have my helix (rim of ear cartilage) pierced..... READ MORE

How Do the Stitches on Your Ear Look After Auricular Cartilage Grafting . Does Fascia Grafting Leave a Scar on Your Head?

I am concerned about how will the stitches and scars on my ear and head look after this procedures. I would deeply appreciate some help by sending me... READ MORE

Could I Replace the Cartilage Behind my Ear to Give It a More Upward/higher Slant?

The cartilage behind my ears are formed in a way that makes them look low. Are there ways to reshape the already existing cartilage to make them bend... READ MORE

How Long After an Otoplasty Can I Get my Cartilage Pierced?

About 3 weeks ago I had an otoplasty done, I am 15 years old and I really want to get my industrial ( ear cartilage ) pierced , I know in three months... READ MORE

Can my Ear Be Improved? (Photo)

I had otoplasty 12 years ago and my left ear looks bent out of shape. Would I be able to have the cartliage reshaped? My helix is missing from front... READ MORE

Would I Be a Candidate for Ear Cartilage Reshaping and Also Pinning Closer to my Head? (photo)

Id like to have my ears more rounded shape i.e cartilage and closer to my head. Is this possible? READ MORE

Otoplasty Results, Protruding Cartilage?

Hi, I had an otoplasty operation around 7 weeks ago . I have a piece of cartilage that "spikes" out on one side. I don't think there is any swelling... READ MORE

I Had an Otoplasty in Nov 2011, Completely Failed, Reversed to Original Appearance Within 3 Months?

The surgeon had put in dissolving stitches the first time. He re-did the procedure about 8 months later and used permanent stitches. He did not remove... READ MORE

Can Ear Cartilage Be Placed Back in Ear Once Removed?

I got a rhinoplasty recently using ear cartilage to raise the bridge. I was told that my ear would look the same but it looks deformed in the inside... READ MORE

Piercing Cartilage After an Otoplasty? (photo)

Hi i had an otoplasty done two years ago and they have healed with no problems, i was just wondering if piercing my cartilage would affect this... READ MORE

is it possible to have surgery again so that ear can go back to normal? Specifically the cartilage, is this possible? (photo)

After having otoplasty on my left ear, I'm not happy with the results, and prefer my old ear back ,I just want to know if is possible to have the ear... READ MORE

Otoplasty for left ear cost estimate?

The cartilage of my left year is pinned back making my left ear look really weird and really different from my right ear. I was wondering for an... READ MORE

Skin Stitches and Cartilage Brushing Permanent?

I understand that I am every surgeons worst nightmare; i.e. 'The Perfectionist' :) I was wondering if, since the surgeon removed the stitch holding my... READ MORE

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