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Otoplasty Results - Tell me what you guys think

Otoplasty Results - Tell me what you guys think

Postby John_Hunter » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:05 am

Hey guys, I'm a 17 year old male from Toronto, Canada, and I had my Otoplasty done January 2nd, 2013. I had my head dressing removed yesterday, and all I can say is wow.. Otoplasty is free in Ontario if you're under 18, so I was slightly rushed into the surgery because my birthday is later this month. This led me to start worrying if I picked the right surgeon, did enough research, etc... I had a lot of free time while bandaged up, so I read numerous forums online about what to expect when the dressing came off. People say that it's supposed to be ridiculously swollen, bruised, and just generally awful looking. I don't know if my surgeon is just really talented, or if I have special genes; either way my ears don't look nearly as bad as people made it out to be 1 week post op. Yes it's a bit swollen, but that's to be expected. Don't get me wrong, it's nowhere near perfect either, but for 1 week post-op, I think it's pretty impressive. I have a follow-up in 3 weeks on the 28th of January, and I'll keep you guys posted. If you guys have ANY questions about my procedure, experience, or just otoplasty in general, feel free to ask away and I'll respond to the best of my abilities. Here's a picture of my before and after, tell me what you guys think:

Before: https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 4767_n.jpg

After: https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 7671_n.jpg

(My left ear [right in the picture] sticks out a little bit more near the bottom, but I'm hoping that's due to swelling and should even out within the next few weeks)
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Re: Otoplasty Results - Tell me what you guys think

Postby Llamaboy12 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:29 pm

They look really good....keep us updated. The worse for me was the stiff neck/sleeping on my back. You may get some rebound but won't really be noticeable to other people.....its weird, I can't even tell I had the surgery done by looking in the mirror anymore until I compare old pics and see the difference. I am 99% sure no one will know the ear is slightly off besides you (unless its greater than 3mm).

keep us posted and congrats on the results!
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Re: Otoplasty Results - Tell me what you guys think

Postby octo3 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:14 am

its a bit early yet to give a verdict as there is some swelling and it can take well over a year to see the final result. The helical rim is not visible at the moment from the front which it should be but this might be due to swelling rather than over pinned, but a lot lot better than mine after having a severe deformity due to severe bleeding after octoplasty as the cartilage needs to stay in contact with the skin to survive so any blood in between skin and cartilage effectively causes the cartilage to die and buckle up :(
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Re: Otoplasty Results - Tell me what you guys think

Postby csac0004 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:13 am

wow, that's one hell of a difference. :D:D congratulations. I'm 19 and I had it done last week so today's my 5th day post-operation. My surgeon told me that he'll remove the bandage next Monday. so another 6 days. I really wish I'll get the same results as you did :) how are you coping? as in are you being cautious and full aware of what youre doing just in case you hit your ear?
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Re: Otoplasty Results - Tell me what you guys think

Postby Desouza » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:17 am

who was the surgeon if you do not mind me asking?

I'd love to hear your experience. Thanks
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