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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

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

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

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

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

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