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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

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

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

Otoplasty issue, two different answers. I have no idea which one to go with. (Photo)

I have met with two surgeons for Otoplasty. I have been given two completely different answers and I am now confused as to what my condition is at all... READ MORE

Otoplasty: permanent non absorbable sutures can't tolerate the sutures. How to locate them? When? Who can remove them? (Photo)

I had Otoplasty 4 months ago (nonabsorbable sutures / No cartilage removal) technique My ears are about the same as before & I can feel the knots, I... 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

4 Months since otoplasty, developing hypertrophic or keloid scar? Advice please...! (Photo)

I had otoplasty 4 months ago (permanent suture no cartilage removal) I had some complications. 1) After surgery I had a permanent suture eroding 2)... 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

Otoplasty Massage Therapy - will it relax the cartilage or the suture to make the right ear fall into a better position?

I had an otoplasty (1 1/2 month ago) and the position of one ear (right) is closer to head and make it look like is in a higher and little bit forward... 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

Otoplasty Permanent Sutures complication. (Photo)

Otoplasty no cartilage removal On the picture #1 & #2 is where I experience strong tension and discomfort especially when i wiggle my ears. I dont... READ MORE

Otoplasty "Permanent Suture Reaction" I have discomfort left ear and pain, the area (skin) gets red sometimes. What to do?

I had otoplasty 3 months ago (nonabsorbable permanent suture only / no cartilage removed) . 1 month ago I started to have some symptoms (left ear... READ MORE

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