Weird Swelling After Otoplasty (3 Weeks)? (photo)

Hello, I have had an otoplasty, it was 3 weeks ago, and there was a large swelling at the top of my ear. it has gone down now, but it seems to have left an outwards bowl. I can bend it back in to place, but it comes right back out. is this permanent? Also, will my ears come out more? feel the Anti-helix shows more than the Helix. (The Plastic surgeon who did the operation I am no longer able to see. ENT have told me I have no infection or blood in it, but will not help me any further.)

Doctor Answers (1)

Weird Swelling After an Otoplasty


If you have had an evaluation and this is not fluid, then it must be due to bowing of the cartilage. It has only been 3 weeks, so I would give it some more time. If it does not resolve over the next month you will need to see another surgeon experienced in otoplasty to take a look at it. Ultimately it may require more surgery. 

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