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What is your opinion on the use of earFold implants for otoplasty?

My surgeon says they wouldn't work because cartilage cannot be moulded after three months and that the implant would fall off anyway...

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Thus far, the science does not support the alue of trying to mold cartilage after infancy. Neither does the experience support it. Until their is good evidence of a mothod that predictably and permanently owrks, I would not recommend exploring those options.


Miami Plastic Surgeon
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What is your opinion on the use of earFold implants for otoplasty?

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There has not been enough long-term experience of the EarFold implants up till now. I can’t therefore recommend this method.

Waldemar Merck, MD
Germany Plastic Surgeon

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