Will my scars after otoplasty heal? (photo)
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Will my scars after otoplasty heal?
New scars are always red for a while, but in your case the redness is apparently lasting longer than usual. Experience shows that the scar will fade in the course of time and will then be no longer as visually perceptible as it is now. With the traditional method, with which you were operated on, a scar at the place where the ear is cut open is unavoidable. Fortunately, there is now the stitch method, where there is no longer any cutting and such scars are thus not possible anymore. With this new minimally invasive method, the only wounds are the needle stitch points and the 2 to 3 tiny, roughly 2-3 mm long stab incisions on the back of the ear that don’t leave behind any visible scars.