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 of the ear. Is it possible to have your ear fixed back to the way it was? what would the cost be and where would we get the cartilage to fix the ear?
Can Ear Cartilage Be Placed Back in Ear Once Removed?
Doctor Answers (1)
Returning ear cartilage to ear after using it as a graft in the nose.
That is an interesting question and one I have not answered. However, your ear cartilage has changed its shape since being placed in the nose and, In all likelihood. this would not be a practical nor a recommended procedure on several levels. I doubt that it would restore the shape or flexibility of the ear and could lead to infection. However, you should meet with a surgeon to discuss your options.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
You might also like...
Ask a Doctor
Get personalized answers from board-certified doctors. For free.