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Ear Cartilage Gone Wrong After Ear Otoplasty?

Hi, i got my procedure done about 4 months ago and what I thought was a scar turned out to be a cartilage sticking out by the scar area, it's very visible and I want to get it removed. How long do I have to wait before getting that ear fixed? How long do you think the healing time will be?

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Exposed cartilage sticking out from incision after ear surgery

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If cartilage is newly exposed it should be covered. However, if it is dessicated or devitalized, it should likely be removed. See your surgeon.

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Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Otoplasty

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See you surgeon ASAP. to resolve the problem ASAP, you want to avoid infection of the cartilage and permanent deformity.

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Otoplasty Revision

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Hi,

If you really have ear cartilage sticking out of your ear you can have it revised now. At 4 months most of the immediate swelling has subsided.

Best,

Dr.S.

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New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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You will need to consult an Otoplasty surgeon to see what's right for you.

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If you have concerns about your appearance 4 months after Otoplasty Surgery, you should first address these with your surgeon. If you're uncomfortable following up with your surgeon, you should get a second opinion from a reputable facial plastic surgeon that performs Otoplasty Surgery regularly.

I hope this is helpful for you.

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West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
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