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Otoplasty - Dissolvable Vs Permanent Sutures

4 months ago I had a bilateral Otoplasty to correct my prominent ears. My surgeon used the Mustarde technique with dissolvable sutures. My ears... READ MORE

Otoplasty Suture Complications

Had otoplasty 8 years ago. For a few years behind my ear has been red and swollen and bleeds when touched too hard. There is also drainage. I've... READ MORE

Otoplasty: How Can I Tell if my Sutures Are Permanent or Dissolvable?

I just took the bandages off my operated ears and am shocked to see how close they are to my head. I see several answers that say the ears will... READ MORE

Is it OK for Non Absorbable Sutures to be Used on the Inside of Ear?

I will be doing an otoplasty surgery next month. I asked the doctor if I need to return back after 7 days to remove the sutures and he said no. He... READ MORE

After An Otoplasty, How Long Does it Generally Take for Scar Tissue to Settle?

After an Otoplasty, How Long Will It in General Take for Scar Tissue to Settle, Making the Removal of Permanent Sutures Useless? Had otoplasty 5... READ MORE

Otoplasty 2 Weeks Ago: Have a Hole on the Front of my Ear and a Suture Poking out of the Top, Are They Infected? (photo)

My left ear has what I can only describe as a hole on the anti helix/concha, it scabs over but when I shower comes off, its red and swollen and I... READ MORE

Absorbable Sutures Protrudes out of Skin After Otoplasty? (photo)

Otoplasty 26 days ago.Surgeon put absorbable sutures on cartilage and non absorbable on the skin(removed).One suture sticks out from the skin,probably... 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

Should I Get a Second Doctor's Opinion for my Seven Year Old Daughter?

In June I had ear pinning for my daughter who has stahls ear deformity. Three weeks later a hole appeared on one side and the suture came apart. Now... READ MORE

When the cartilage is folded back to create an antihelical fold, is it held in that position forever?

I have always wondered about one thing about otoplasty.. when the cartilage is folded back to create an antihelical fold is it held in that position... READ MORE

Should I be worried about otoplasty results overtime & recurrence? (photo)

Hi! I had an otoplasty on December 2013. The doctor made the operation with absorbable sutures which dissolved after 3 months. My ears are fine, but... READ MORE

Removing 'Bow Stringed' sutures after 10 years?

Hi, I had an Otoplasty done over 10 years ago but there has always been some of the permanent sutures bow stringing across the back of both of my ears... READ MORE

Otoplasty - can ear auditory canal be affected?

I had otoplasty (suture technique) 5 weeks ago swelling in both ear are different. Left ear is ok just a bit of discomfort but no pain - right ear... READ MORE

Otoplasty can cause stenosis of the ear canal? (photos)

I ha an otoplasty 1.5 month ago and I feel my hearing is little weird. I would like to know which otoplasty suture technique is the one that can cause... READ MORE

1 month post op otoplasty with permanent sutures, will this tight feeling go away?

I had an otoplasty 1 month ago with suture method and I'm not happy with the results (asymmetry). I still feel the sutures (tight) and some discomfort... READ MORE

1 month 9 days post op, when will my ears feel natural again?

Many doctors say that Otoplasty pain and swollen will go away after few weeks. In my case that's not true. I have 1 month 9 days and my ears are very... READ MORE

Is this asymmetry normal 3 weeks after otoplasty to correct moderate bat ear deformity? (Photo)

Permanent sutures were placed without cartilage removal.Since, I am happy with left ear but my right ear looks very different and sticks out more... READ MORE

I had otoplasty in a different country. Now here in South Florida. What "type" of doctor can help me with my post operatory?

I had the otoplasty 2 month ago aprox and I'm having aches, tight feeling, some numbness , and a pruturing suture that keeps irritating my skin behind... READ MORE

What needs to be done to fix the otoplasty I have had done? I have already had 2 revisions on this ear and am worried. (photo)

I had otoplasty June 2013 and 2 revisions since on same ear.first time all was good then after 2/52 it sprung back.another revision and ok. not 100%... READ MORE

Can otoplasty revision fix this? (Photo)

I had a otoplasty 2 months ago and the Plastic surgeon made this indent (yellow arrow) on my ears by using a permanent suture placed in the back of... READ MORE

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