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what are the different types of sutures used for Otoplasty?

what are the different types of sutures used for Otoplasty?

Postby Desouza » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:46 pm

I am a 19 year old male and I read online that the ear cartilage is stronger in older patients and more likely to protrude again..

I read this on the internet, "Most surgeons who use suture techniques use permanent monofilament sutures. Unfortunately these sutures tend to result in rebound laxity over time and can contribute to loss of correction."

What suture/technique would be best for me based off my picture? ( http://s1084.photobucket.com/user/Desou ... n.jpg.html )

Would I need cartilage cut out or just the sutures to pin the ears back?

And also I have read mixed opinions on whether the ear can be revised due to loss of correction? Is it possible? Thanks!
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