It’s not uncommon to have some
residual asymmetry following otoplasty surgery. Symmetry is an aesthetic goal of every bilateral cosmetic
surgical procedure, but may not be attainable for a variety of reasons. It’s important to understand that some
asymmetry is a normal phenomena.
In many cases this is related to swelling and may take 3 to 6 months to
The moment surgical dressings are
removed following otoplasty, patients will notice dramatic changes in the
appearance of their ears. They
will immediately notice differences in contour and shape of the ears.
Initially the ears will be swollen,
numb, red and bruised. This will
improve significantly in the first 6-8 weeks following surgery. Small amounts of residual swelling may
persist for 3 to 6 months following surgery.
Six months following surgery, you
should be able to see your final result.
At this point, your ears should no longer be
swollen or tender.