7 Weeks Post Otoplasty. Left Ear Seems Lower Than Right Ear and Tip is Slighlty Drooping Outwards? (photo)

Am about 8 weeks post-otoplasty.ears were initially ‘flat’ against head. As swelling subsided, I noticed that the tip of my left ear was drooping slightly fwd in Wk 2. The left ear seems lopsided and lower than the right ear. I understand that ears are asymmetrical to begin with. Pushing the left tip backwards does not seem to correct the “lopsidedess”. Will I benefit from a slight revision? Is it possible to raise the left ear to match the tip to the right one? Thanks.

Doctor Answers 2

Asymmetry after an otoplasty need more time

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Early asymmetry is the normal after an otoplasty.  Wait for another 3 to 6 months before you begin to judge the result. 

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Otoplasty for asymmetrical ears

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Dear Dev Jaynesh,

  1. This can happen from time to time and your results do look great so far
  2. You can lift the left ear up in a revision and that might make you happier
  3. I would visit your surgeon to discuss this and the timing of the revision if both of you think that this would help

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani

Nima Shemirani, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

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