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dr merck method

dr merck method

Postby alio30 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:45 am

Just to let u all know. I had the Stitch Method last September in Konstanz in Germany and was soooooo! successful. Anybodoy want any info give me a shout.
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Postby 555jed » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:50 am

Hi. I have been looking at this method and trying to do some research, but not finding out that much? So would be very interested to hear about the procedure and if you have any pictures? Also the cost involved and travel arrangements to germany.
Thanks.
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Postby feed80 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:49 am

Hi Alio30

The website of Dr Merck seems good - and his method looks promising.

If you can share some pictures that would be great. I have been considering an operation there myself, and would appreciate your feedback on the experience

Thanks
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Postby ruthj » Sat May 10, 2008 9:21 am

Hi- I joined this forum just to share the info about Dr Mercks method- my son just had his ears done in Konstanz on Tuesday 6th May 2008 -

the clinic was fantastic - so professional.
The explanations were thorough and informative.

We had been granted funding for the 'old way' of Otoplasty and elected instead to pay for our son to have the op at Dr Mercks clinic.

What a great decision - the results are DRAMATIC and the minimal amount of incision and NO damage to the cartilage means already he is looking great.

There were no bandages, and just a local anaesthetic - the procedure took two hours for both ears, he walked out after the op in stunned disbelief that it was so fast and easy ( he is 15)

Please get in touch if you need any advice or further info about this brilliant surgery.

Warm wishes,
Ruth
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Postby smallface » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:31 am

I agree with ruthj. I had my ears done in Konstanz recently and I'm very happy with the results. Very professional place and it all went very smoothly.

I was was out having a beer with no problems just after the procedure. I had a little swelling and bruising at first, but even after one day it had gone down a lot.

Some people I know didn't even notice and that was only a couple of days later. That may sound strange but I think it's testament to the quality of the surgery and the lack of bandages, swelling, etc.

There's a lot of information on the website, and even a video, and it's all as they say it is.

I think it's well worth paying extra to have this method done.

Get in touch if you need more info.
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Postby roxy234 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:23 am

Hi, im considering the merck method but a little concerned by the FAQS section on the website which says if the ears rebound, they only re-operate if they stick out to certain measurements, i.e i think they would try to get out of it. I dont understand how they wouldnt rebound as soon as the stitches dissolve? so am wondering if this will be a waste of money?
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Postby smallface » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:46 am

Roxy, the stitches that dissolve aren't anything to do with holding the ear in place - they are the stitches that close the small incisions which the thread has been put in to.

I think they refuse to do after-op corrections if the ears "officially" don't protrude anymore, ie they don't stick out more than the measurements given. If they do "rebound" more than that, they will do another procedure.
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DR. Merck stich methode

Postby niceboy » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:26 am

If anyone has done this op with dr Merck, can he or she enlighten us with up to date results,

Thanks in advance
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Postby RussellM » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:45 am

Can anyone let me know what the downside is to this method compared to a regular Pinnaplasty? - It all seems very positive and too good to be true. My Son desperately wants to get his ears sorted.
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I had the Dr. Merck Stitch Method procedure done, US Citizen

Postby mbiddle » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:32 am

I myself was very skeptical about Dr. Merck's Stitch Method, especially before they posted videos on his website. I just had the procedure done in Tenerife, Canary Islands (cheapest cost), I live in the United States, I am a 27 year old male. After searching the internet for months I could find very little if any personal experiences regarding the procedure, only lots of questions. I am EXTREMELY PLEASED with the results, they are amazing! If anyone would like more information/personal before and after photos/questions/concerns regarding my experience with the procedure please feel free to email me at mbiddle02@gmail.com. After such a fantastic experience (with a lot of fear beforehand!) I want to help give back to the community of anyone interested in otoplasty and especially Dr. Merck's Stitch Method.
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Postby Cerbera » Fri May 29, 2009 5:04 pm

New to this forum, I'm getting married next April and feel it's the kick I need to finally get my ears sorted out! They've bothered me most of my life but have put up with them, as I'm sure most of you will agree, school years were difficult at times. I'm 36 now.

I stumbled across this site whilst searching on Dr. Merck. This looks very interesting. Anyone from the UK had this done? Which centre did you visit. I'm a very cautious as I am surprised this method hasn't taken off elsewhere.

Thanks for any advice.

Graham
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Dr Mercks Method

Postby sunshinegirlie » Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:37 am

Horrendous!
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Postby pjs1980 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:01 am

sunshine girlie. how was it horrendous? have you had a bad experience?
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Dr Mercks Method

Postby reddevils » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:38 am

I returned from Tenerife 2 days ago after recieving Dr mercks stitch method and i can honestly say im delighted. Though obviously i can't inform you of the long term results (i will keep you informed) i can tell you that i have very little swelling and bruising and this is only two days on. I feel confident to leave the house this afternoon without anyone noticing. Infact the day i returned (24 hours after the operation was completed) my father who i had not told didn't notice anything unusual with my ears.
The positioning is more or less perfect and i had a hand in deciding this.
Dr Merck and his assistant were very kind and efficient and i can only recommend this operation to anyone considering getting it done over the traditional method.
When i was looking into this operation it all seemed a bit too good to be true and i was untrustful of patient feedback on these forums but so far it really has lived up to all my expectations if not exceeding them.
Too everyone planning to go through with this operation i hope you have the same positive experience i have had and i wish you the best of luck.
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ears

Postby sunshinegirlie » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:43 am

Hi pjs1980,
I had a horrendous experience with this procedure & this doctor. He did one ear well but the other got infected & was left twisted & very different to the other one. I went through several weeks of pain & eventually had to get the whole procedurte reversed due to the asymmetry. When I went to get it reversed he & his secretary were really rude to me. He got so angry with me asking him questions he started shouting so loud & so close to me his spittle got on my face. I felt intimidated & frightened beyond belief. After all this shouting I had to let him take the stitches out as he is the only one who knows where they are placed - I would have preferred anyone else to do this but I had no option. I was so stressed from the whole experience & am now left with scarred ears. He is an arogant type - fine if you tell him he is great & don't ask any questions but should you ask him technical questions or anything else be warned. I am a healthcare worker & I can honestly say I have never come across such unprofessional behavior in my entire career. The only surgeons I have ever come across that shout at patients are the incompetent ones. The whole thing sounded too good to be true to me but I proceeded despite my better judgement & the fact I thought I could get them done in secret. For me it was too good to be true. He has to heavily rely on badmouthing the 'traditional' method to enhance the validity of his & also if it is so good why are top plastic surgeons not embracing this method with open arms? I wish I had gone to a reputible surgeon with follow up care. Horrendous!
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