Ask a doctor

Skin Stitches and Cartilage Brushing Permanent?

I understand that I am every surgeons worst nightmare; i.e. 'The Perfectionist' :) I was wondering if, since the surgeon removed the stitch holding my left ear in position right after the surgery (overcorrection), has there realistically been any change to that ear. I asked him this very thing and he said that I have a skin stitch and the cartilage has been 'brushed' so there will be a small change. Can anyone tell me more on the skin stitch and cartilage brushing? Is it permanent?

Doctor Answers (1)

Bruising otoplasty

+1

I presume you had an otoplasty. Bruising is always temporary, but the skin overlying the bruise can get hyper-pigmented which can be permanent unless treated. What does your surgeon say?

Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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.