How long is the incision or cochlear implant scar?

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How long is the incision or cochlear implant scar?

Inserting a cochlear implant requires an incision behind the ear. It is not long! Our incision is just under 2 inches. It is directly behind the ear and rarely goes up into the hairline. We almost never shave hair. Sutures (stitches) are absorbable and fall off on their own.

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