Asymmetry after otoplasty
Slight asymmetry is inherent with every
individual. Your ears should retain the position they were placed in,
however if you are unsatisfied with your otoplasty results, a revision might be
something to consider.
Assymetric ears after otoplasty
Your ears are not likely to drift out after nine months. If you are unhappy, I suggest you ask your surgeon for a re-evaluation to see if you are a candidate for any further correction. There are many other factors that may be responsible for the appearance of one side sticking out more than the other such as facial asymmetry or different sized ears. Before and after photographs would be helpful.
Thanks for your question. I think the safer answer to this question is that there will likely remain a slight asymmetry between your two ears. When there is a noticeable difference before surgery, there is a good likelihood you'll have some minute differences following surgery. So long as appropriate techniques are utilized your ears should retain their new position over time--I would not necessarily anticipate your left ear to drift farther out. Hope this helps!
Ear pinning or otoplasty is a surgery that if performed correctly can maintain its shape forever. The surgeon should score or abrade the anterior surface of the ear which allows the cartilage to gain new "memory" combined with suturing to maintain its position until that occurs. Occassionally sutures can pull out early and require revision. You should discuss with your board certified plastic surgeon what options are available to you.
Ear sticks out?
I need more information to effectively answer this question. The first and quick response to you is that yes..the one ear might still protrude more than the other. Asymmetry is tough to correct. I tell me patients..if God did not get this right..I will try to do my best..but there is no guarantee. Cartilage is a funny structure..it does not like to be messed with and otoplasty is all about taming cartilage to behave the way we want it to. Having said all that...it also depends on the technique that was used, the type of sutures that were used, and the experience of the surgeon doing this surgery. Hope this helps. Good luck.