Is swelling of the ear normal after otoplasty surgery? It looks like I have cauliflower ear and it's been three days post op.
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Swelling after an Otoplasty
During the first week after an otoplasty, you should be wearing a head dressing to keep pressure on the ear to protect the ears and prevent a hematoma. Swelling in the ear after an otoplasty should be minor. If you ear appears very swollen, you need to see your otoplasty surgeon ASAP. You may have a hematoma that need to be drained to prevent permanent damage to your ear.
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Swelling after otoplasty
Some degree of swelling is certainly expected after otoplasty. However, swelling that resembles cauliflower ear could indicate a hematoma that needs to be drained to avoid scaring. I suggest you get that checked out ASAP.
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