I had otoplasty 40 days ago and I wish I never had. One of my ears used to stick out;now it has something that looks like a giant ball right above the earlobe. At first, the surgeon told me everything had gone well and not until two weeks ago did he admit that ''my operated ear was going to look 'a bit thicker'(haha) than the other one''...
I'd really appreciate information on how to correct the results of the poor surgery, how much will it cost, etc.
Thanks a lot
PS: idk if I was able to attach the image :S
Welcome to our Otoplasty Forum.
You put links to files on your computer, not on the internet. If you are going to use the link option, the files must be accessible to anyone viewing the page. If you want to load images from your computer to this site, in the edit window use the "Attachments and other options" link.
Here is a discussion about how to post images here in another topic on Gynecomastia Forum - New Resource Introduction to Gynecomastia
. I will be adding that detail to a more generic resource location sometime soon. Otoplasty Surgery Swelling
can vary from problem to be treated. More extensive operations such as Macrotia Big Ear Reduction Surgery
inherently have more swelling initially, that goes down over time. Such swelling also varies from patient to patient. That is why I put up so many examples of the path my patients were taking. It was a powerful tool for patient expectation and having patients call me early in their recovery so I could intervene (if necessary, which rarely happened). Otoplasty Recovery
varies from surgeon to surgeon. Those using techniques that tend to damage tissues more, have more swelling.
As with any surgery, Otoplasty Complications
can happen. Feeling thicker from the stiffness of injured cartilage is much more common that looking thicker. If the results do not look close to what your surgeon showed you before surgery, then there may be an issue. I worked very hard throughout my career to have my patients tell me that their experiences were close to or better than what they found on my site. Unfortunately, no surgeon can offer guarantees. When doctors do not post such early after surgery photos, patients are left not knowing what path they need to travel after surgery.
Why not consider posting Standard Otoplasty Pictures
preferably before and after surgery so others can better understand your concerns.
Options depend on the original problem, what was done, healing, and many other factors.
Hope this helps,
Michael Bermant, MDLearn More About Otoplasty Ear Surgery