Bad Otopalsty

  • wishing12
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2 years ago

Hi, I did recently otoplasty which is correct deformation in left ear and correct the helix shape in right ear, but after month in helix of the right ear their bump and it very notice, when i asked my surgeon he said that will finish or he will do other surgery which he does not recommended. i feel he but the cartage in wrong way which create this bump and when i feel lit its very hard and come from inside to outside making the skin too white or different color than other area . i am confused which i do, do i have to see another surgeon and see what he will decide, and if i wait the bump will effect in the top of my ear? please i need a good advise. thanks 

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Hi Silver7mb and 805Julie. I presume that you were both operated on with one of the traditional otoplasty methods. With the traditional otoplasty, it is unfortunately difficult to alter the new position of the ears to the satisfaction of the patients. The reason being that with the traditional methods, the working of the cartilage and the scars – resulting from the large wounds involved with these methods - don’t enable the changes in position of the ears to be predicted exactly. Scars shrink and pull the entire ear, or part of it, in a new and usually undesired position that can’t be controlled by the surgeon. It is difficult, sometimes even no longer possible, to correct this as the scars are holding the ears tightly in place. There is a new method, the Merck Stitch Method, where these things no longer happen. And even if the ear were to protrude again, it would be very simple to correct it again. With this method, the patient can help determine the position of his ears during the operation with the aid of a hand mirror, and only leaves the operating theatre when he is satisfied with the result.
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burt brent and bermant i would think as being top ear plastic surgeons
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Am at Indiana but am looking for best whatever inside USA. I need some one really Professional.
Thanks Tom
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where are you located? that may help in providing you with suggestions

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I tried to upload the pic but i cant find the pic upload link..
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Hi, i send my record to different Doc and all says it's hard to fix am not sure what should i do.. i will post my pic here if some on can help me. thank you
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Am so glad Tom, really thank you. i contact him throw his page and am waiting his response, i will keep you in touch about any news. Thanks Again :)
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I was referred to Dr. Randy Waldman in Lexington, KY by a well regarded surgeon in Florida. Here's what Randy responded with based on my request for a national expert in Otoplasty:

I doubt there have been any major changes or developments in this procedure.  I do around 15-20 a year and I think that may be a lot....but I use the same Mustarde and conchal set back approach that I have used for the past 30 years....does that make me an expert?  I am sure you have just as much expertise in this procedure however!

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I'll inquire from doctors I know to find out who they regard as an authority in Otoplasty. Stay tuned...

 

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Hi Tom, Thank you for your comments, but if i wont find another surgeon how i will be sure is good? their many names - i don't wont be lab-rat, i need some one he has extensive knowledge in otoplasty - not matter how much cost or how is far in US.
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hi wishing12 - thank you for sharing and I'm sorry you're seeing unsatisfactory results. Are you uncomfortable going back to your doctor to have a follow-up discussion? I suppose if you are, the best answer will be to see another surgeon.

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