Patients can develop significant swelling after otoplasty. However, the
ear shape should look relatively normal, just very swollen. The photographs you
provided do not demonstrate a normal contour to me. It appears that you have
significant swelling behind the ears, likely representing a collection of fluid
or blood. I would recommend that you contact your surgeon as soon as possible
for evaluation and to discuss treatment. Needle aspiration may be sufficient,
followed by compression. If seromas or hematomas are left untreated, they could
lead to cartilage necrosis or cauliflower ear. Best wishes.