Hypertrophic scar and otoplasty revision (Photo)
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Hypertrophic scar complicating an otoplasty revision
In the case of a hypertrophic scar, yes, it could complicate things. Specifically, the scar would have to be excised at the time of revision (most likely) and could recur. Furthermore, removal could necessitate more tension on the back of the ear, increasing risk of more hypertrophic scarring and/or affecting the otoplasty result.
Bad scar after otoplasty
If you are only concerned about the scar, this can be removed and sutures this time with subcuticular sutures that do not pierce the skin.
If you want an otoplasty revision, the hypertrophic scar can be removed and closed at the time of the second otoplasty. Best wishes.
Hypertrophic scar and otoplasty revision
I would advise you to consult a skin specialist to see whether this hypertrophic scar is a keloid or not. If it is a keloid, you must not have the scar surgically excised, because then there is the danger of the new scar being even thicker and more prominent than the current one. Your doctor will be able to advise you how a keloid, if you do have one, is treated today. Incidentally, I cannot see that your ear is protruding again. It is thus my opinion that a new otoplasty is unnecessary, particularly since you apparently have a predisposition to hypertrophic scar (or keloid?) formation on your ear.