What is causing this redness around front of ear? (photos)
New Orleans, LA
6 months ago
Post op day 10. This looked worse on Post op 7..so an improvement. Using compression garment as ps instructed. No ice anymore, never used warm compression. I am really banged up! Going to get more stitches out on Tuesday, which will be day 12. Seems like I am slow to heal. ;(
Doctor Answers (3)
- post-surgical hyperemia - increased blood flow to the skin
- allergic reaction to medications
- You photos suggest #2, but cannot rule out #1 so return to your physician ASAP.
Follow up with your Plastic Surgeon to rule out infection. Warm compresses should help at this stage. Best wishes!
It is apparent from your photographs that there is some bruising that is resolving. It is possible there is a slight infection of the flap in front of the ear. You should have your face evaluated by your surgeon.
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