Otoplasty - Need Revision & Scar Improvement (Photo)
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Otoplasty - Need Revision & Scar Improvement
A possible disadvantage of the traditional otoplasty method can be seen in your results. The edge and retraction along the inferior crus result from the fact that your cartilage was worked on and extensive excisions were made. In my opinion, the only chance of an improvement of this result is with the procedure recommended by Dr Andrew Winkler and Dr Don Fontana, which however necessitates an incision. It is good to know that in the meantime there is an otoplasty method by which the changes that occurred in your case can’t occur, since no incisions or excisions of the cartilage are made with this method. It is called the stitch method.
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Given the difficulty you've had, I would recommend using an incision that lies over this area, called the "inferior crus". Most of your cartilage is still there, which is good. There are some irregularities that need to be smoothed out. I would probably use a thin material called AlloDerm to smooth out this area. All of the incisions can be closed with dissolvable sutures.
I hope this helps you get the result your looking for!