Ask a doctor

On my Otoplasty; How long should i wait until I let the doctor do a revision on my right ear? Bad Otoplasty? (photos)

Bad Otoplasty? i need Help on finding a doctor that specializes in Otoplasty
Here are links to doctors who perform Ear Surgery in your area. 

Doctor Answers (3)

On my Otoplasty; How long should i wait until I let the doctor do a revision on my right ear? Bad Otoplasty?

+2
To be able to answer your question, you must tell me: 1. when you had your operation, 2. with which method you were operated on (traditional or stitch method?), 3. what you don’t like about the result.


Germany Plastic Surgeon

REVISION OTOPLASTY SURGERY

+1
One critical question involves timing...When was the procedure performed?  From the photograph, it appears relatively recent.  Otoplasty results are not always immediately apparent secondary to swelling and changes that occur over time to the cartilage.  As such, I rarely perform secondary procedures until at least 6-12 months following the initial procedure.

Good luck!

Jeffrey B. Wise, MD, FACS
Wayne Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 53 reviews

Otoplasty Healing

+1
Final results from otoplasty or ear pinning may take several months. It is best to allow swelling to resolve and follow up with your doctor to express concerns. Good Luck!

Roy A. David, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

You might also like...

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.