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Business Name: Babak Azizzadeh, MD
Website: www.facialplastics.info
Location: 8670 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
United States
Telephone: 310.657.2203
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Will scar tissue hold the top of my ear in place?
I had a revision otoplasty in August 2009. A suture was attached at the upper pole of my ears to bring them closer to the head. On my left side only, when I smile that suture is causing the left ear to pull into the side of my head, distort in shape slightly, but most annoyingly pulls the scalp across toward the ear. The surgeon says it is possible that the stitch attached to the fascia of the muscle causing the effects described. Do you think removing the stitch would stop this effect or would scar tissue have now linked the fascia to the ear? Also, if the stitch were removed, how likely is it that the scar tissue would hold the ear in place? For a number of reasons I don't have confidence in returning to the original surgeon - these include him carrying out revisions that I didn't ask for.

Thanks for any advice.

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Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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  January 21, 2011 7:24 PM

I am sorry for your concerns. I don't think your surgeon did anything out of the standard norms; however, i think that it would be prudent for you to seek a second opinion with a physician who performs a high volume of otoplasties if you have lost confidence in your surgeon.

It is hard for any physician to give you an educated answer without examining you in this situation. I would also get your operative report so that your new surgeon can find out the type of sutures that were utilized.



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