Ear Surgery Q&A
Sutures + Ear Surgery
4 months ago I had a bilateral Otoplasty to correct my prominent ears. My surgeon used the Mustarde technique with dissolvable sutures. My ears... READ MORE
Had otoplasty 8 years ago. For a few years behind my ear has been red and swollen and bleeds when touched too hard. There is also drainage. I've... READ MORE
I just took the bandages off my operated ears and am shocked to see how close they are to my head. I see several answers that say the ears will... READ MORE
I will be doing an otoplasty surgery next month. I asked the doctor if I need to return back after 7 days to remove the sutures and he said no. He... READ MORE
After an Otoplasty, How Long Will It in General Take for Scar Tissue to Settle, Making the Removal of Permanent Sutures Useless? Had otoplasty 5... READ MORE
Otoplasty 2 Weeks Ago: Have a Hole on the Front of my Ear and a Suture Poking out of the Top, Are They Infected? (photo)
My left ear has what I can only describe as a hole on the anti helix/concha, it scabs over but when I shower comes off, its red and swollen and I... READ MORE
Otoplasty 26 days ago.Surgeon put absorbable sutures on cartilage and non absorbable on the skin(removed).One suture sticks out from the skin,probably... READ MORE
When the cartilage is folded back to create an antihelical fold, is it held in that position forever?
I have always wondered about one thing about otoplasty.. when the cartilage is folded back to create an antihelical fold is it held in that position... READ MORE
I had an otoplasty 1 month ago with suture method and I'm not happy with the results (asymmetry). I still feel the sutures (tight) and some discomfort... READ MORE
I had otoplasty a little over six months ago. Both cartilage reduction and placement of permanent sutures to enhance the antihelical fold were done.... READ MORE
Many doctors say that Otoplasty pain and swollen will go away after few weeks. In my case that's not true. I have 1 month 9 days and my ears are very... READ MORE
I have met with two surgeons for Otoplasty. I have been given two completely different answers and I am now confused as to what my condition is at all... READ MORE
is it possible to have surgery again so that ear can go back to normal? Specifically the cartilage, is this possible? (photo)
After having otoplasty on my left ear, I'm not happy with the results, and prefer my old ear back ,I just want to know if is possible to have the ear... READ MORE
Hi! I had an otoplasty on December 2013. The doctor made the operation with absorbable sutures which dissolved after 3 months. My ears are fine, but... READ MORE
Otoplasty: permanent non absorbable sutures can't tolerate the sutures. How to locate them? When? Who can remove them? (Photo)
I had Otoplasty 4 months ago (nonabsorbable sutures / No cartilage removal) technique My ears are about the same as before & I can feel the knots, I... READ MORE
I had otoplasty 4 months ago (permanent suture no cartilage removal) I had some complications. 1) After surgery I had a permanent suture eroding 2)... READ MORE
Otoplasty "Permanent Suture Reaction" I have discomfort left ear and pain, the area (skin) gets red sometimes. What to do?
I had otoplasty 3 months ago (nonabsorbable permanent suture only / no cartilage removed) . 1 month ago I started to have some symptoms (left ear... READ MORE
Otoplasty Massage Therapy - will it relax the cartilage or the suture to make the right ear fall into a better position?
I had an otoplasty (1 1/2 month ago) and the position of one ear (right) is closer to head and make it look like is in a higher and little bit forward... READ MORE
Conchal setback and sutures to pin back upper and lower ends of ears - is this a routine procedure? (Photo)
I have prominent, outward rotated ears. I plan on getting a conchal setback to turn the ears inwards, but when I try this using my fingers, I find the... READ MORE
4 months post-op. Permanent Sutures/No cartilage removal. I have spitting sutures, they are bothering me. Can I remove them?
The permanent sutures are palpable and visible in the crest (back of the ear) and still feel tension , they really bother me/no infection. my biggest... READ MORE