Hi , I just had a second Otoplasty for my hypertrophic scar, will it return?
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Hypertrophic scars after ear surgery
Will hypertrophic scar return after second otoplasty?
I had an otoplasty for a hypertrophic scar. Will it come back?
- It is always possible that the hypertrophic scar can come back, but that means you should follow your surgeon closely so you can get injections as needed.
- Sometimes we inject Kenalog along the scar to prevent another hypertrophic scar from coming back.
- You can also get some silicone gel and place it on the incision at night, but it does take about six months for this to have an effect.
- If you have any concerns, please contact your surgeon who can reassure you.
Nima Shemirani, M.D.
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