My niece had otoplasty surgery 2 days ago and pulled out her stitches! Ugh! Will this cause an issue with her ears staying in the position in which they were re-formed?
Will the removal of stitches impact otoplasty? (photo)
Doctor Answers 1
Stitches used in otoplasty ear surgery
Speak with your plastic surgeon, if you haven't already.
Otoplasty surgeons utilize 2 types of stitches, under the skin and ontop of the skin. The external stitches usually dissolve in a few days/weeks. The internal stitches help reshape the ear cartilage and are normally permanent. Hopefully, it is just the external stitches, but she must see her surgeon immediately regardless. Best of luck.