Should I be worried? (photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Ear lobes surgery
Dr Marco Carmona MD
Should I be worried about my earlobe reduction?
Your surgery is only 6 days out and your sutures are still in place. At this point it is too early to be assessing your result. Swelling tends to peak around day 3 and it isn't until day 5-6 that it begins to come off. Even once your sutures come out you will still see some irregularities because of swelling. By 2 weeks 80% of your swelling will be gone and by 2 months 90%. I would not recommend you even consider any revisions until at least 6 months unless there is some significant abnormality your surgeon points out earlier. At this point I would recommend you continue to follow up with your surgeon to assess wound healing. As far as the point to the ear that may or may not improve. It really depends on how the earlobe reduction surgery was performed. If you aren't satisfied with your surgeon and the answers you get, consider consulting with a facial plastic surgeon.
I hope this helps and good luck.
Worried after ear reduction surgery
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