Will my ear ever get it normal shape back after otoplasty? (photo)
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Will my ear ever get it normal shape back after otoplasty?
The dip is located in the middle third of your helix on your right ear. If you didn’t already have this dip before the operation, then it probably came about either as a result of a commencing scar formation at this part of the helix pulling it inwards, or a thread being positioned too laterally. Basically, nothing can be said yet about the final result just 4 weeks after an operation. This can first be seen 3 months after the operation at the earliest, but sometimes it can first be seen 6 months after the operation. If you were operated on with one of the traditional methods, it could be possibly difficult to correct this dip, especially if the dip is held firmly by scars. However, if you were operated on with the stitch method, then it is very easy to correct this dip. One would just have to remove the middle thread and then possibly replace it with a new thread that would no longer be positioned so far laterally (close to the helix).
Otoplasty (ear pinning)
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