Will the removal of stitches impact otoplasty? (photo)

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?

Doctor Answers 1

Stitches used in otoplasty ear surgery

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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.

Dr. Chaboki

Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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