Cosmetic ear surgery - Risks
Otoplasty; Ear surgery - cosmetic
Complications such as blood clots and infection are uncommon.
Other risks of the procedure include:
- Keloids and hypertrophic scars
- Areas of numbness
- Increased susceptibility to cold
- Unsatisfactory results
- Reviewed last on: 10/15/2009
- David A. Lickstein, MD, FACS, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Adamson PA, Doud Galli SK. Otoplasty. In: Cummings CS, Flint PW, Haughey BH, Robbins KT, Thomas JR. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 4th ed. St. Louis, Mo:Mosby;2005:chap 36.
Complications of Otoplasty. In: Eisele DW, Smith R, eds. Complications in Head and Neck Surgery. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa:Mosby Elsevier;2008:chap 59.
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