Ear Graft Rhinoplasty?
- Asked by Maegen am
- 7 months ago
Hi, my daughter had a complex ear graft rhinoplasty. It's the day after the surgery, and the ear that was used is very bruised, swollen and larger than normal. Is this all to be expected??
Promoted Local Answer Promoted local answers are based on Featured Doctor activity within your current location.
Ear swelling deserves a check with your doctor
Based on your description, it is not possible to tell if this is something serious or normal bruising. You should talk to your doctor's office about this, and if there is any question, you should see him/her. The concern is that there may be a blood accumulation under the skin at the graft harvest site. If this is the case, it may need to be drained.
Ear Graft Rhinoplasty?
The ear is usually discolored and swollen the day after using a cartilage graft for the nose. If the ear is too swollen then some healing problems can occur. It is best to contact your plastic surgeon for an evaluation if you have swelling.
Web reference: http://www.drvitenas.com/rhinoplasty.html
Ear Graft Rhinoplasty
The bruising and swelling and discoloration is typical for the first post op day. However, if the swelling is too much it could cause a problem with the remaining cartilage and healing. Please see her plastic surgeon today.
Recent Rhinoplasty Reviews
Ear Graft Rhinoplasty Recovery
As your daughter is only one day post op, everything you are describing is very normal and to be expected. However, there is always a risk for blood collection (also known as hematoma) in ear cartilage harvest site. I would recommend your daughter seeing her doctor immediately to make sure everything is ok.
Web reference: http://www.rhinoplastynet.com/rhinoplasty.html
Ear swollen after ear graft
It is common for the ear to swell a little bit. However, if it is very swollen, you should have it looked at right away, as a hematoma may have formed. If so, it may have to be drained. Please check with your surgeon ASAP.
Web reference: http://www.drbustillo.com
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.