Is this normal after an Otoplasty surgery? (Photo)

It has been 8 days since my Otoplasty surgery and I have a couple questions regarding both of my ears. One ear looks like it may have an infection while the other has a lump on the top side of the ear. What do you think these could be and do I need to take further action or just let them continue to heal? Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!

Doctor Answers 1

When only a week out from surgery

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you should be asking your surgeon for advice and reassurances because your surgeon knows what was done and if any problems arose in your procedure that would lead him/her to suspect something more than just post-op swelling.  Your surgeon should share your desire for the best outcome possible and should be providing you any information you need to make your recovery smoother.

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