Is this a bad or good otoplasty? (Photo)
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Thank you for your question! Unfortunately, it is somewhat difficult to make a clear judgement on whether or not your otoplasty procedure was performed "well". That being said, many things can change after the "4 days post-procedure" mark. After any surgical procedure, you can technically have swelling for up to 16 months. If you are concerned with your results, I would lean on your provider for reassurance during your recovery process. If you feel like being evaluated by another provider, I would seek out a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon that specializes in the face. Waiting at least 4-8 weeks post-procedure would be best for another evaluation to ensure a majority of your swelling has subsided. I hope this is helpful to you! All the best.
Dr. Todd Hobgood, MD
Is this a bad or good otoplasty?
It appears to me that your ears were pinned too strongly in the middle. However, a photo from the back is missing to enable a better assessment of this. Basically though, nothing can be said about the final result so shortly after an otoplasty. You should wait at least 3 months, or even better, 6 months.
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