Otoplasty scar 1 month post op, should I be concerned? (photo)
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Scar after otoplasty
Otoplasty scar 1 month post op, should I be concerned?
Scars are, if the ears are pinned with the traditional method, usual on the back of the ear as the ears are cut and opened here. These scars can be avoided only with the new stitch method. Unfortunately, I get the impression that this scar has a tendency to develop into a keloid, i.e. excessive scar formation usually due to hereditary factors. You should first wait till at least 3 months have passed since the operation and then post new photos.
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Otoplasty scar and a consult is recommended
Thank you for the photo
- As with any surgery, i would recommend a followup consult with a surgeon
- The potential for keloid or hypertrophic scarring behind the ear can be related to a variety a factors.
- I agree with the other posts regarding possible steroid injections and other scar treatments.
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