Sudden severe pain behind one ear; 5 months post-op lower face/neck lift?
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Sudden and severe pain 5 months post-op from face/neck lift
Neck Lift and Pain Behind the Ear
You could possibly be developing a neuroma of the Great Auricular nerve or this could simply be healing scar tissue and resolve spontaneously.
For specific questions like this and about your recovery, it is generally best to speak with your doctor or doctor’s representative – such as his or her nurse, or the physician on call for the practice.
You will likely get many different opinions from members of the RealSelf Community, but they have not physically seen or examined you, and nobody knows you or the circumstances better than your doctor.
If you feel you are not being listened to or you are doubting your doctor’s recommendations, then it is certainly within your rights to seek a second and get the advice from another board certified physician. This should be done through an in-person consultation.
Obviously, if you think that you are having a medical emergency or other serious problem, you should call 911 and/or go to your nearest emergency room.
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