What are the risks of ear reshaping surgery / ear correction surgery?

Risks from otoplasty are very rare. Thousands of patients – men, women and children, undergo this procedure with no side effects at all.

But, there are complications with every form of surgery.

These are rare but unfortunately, can happen. They include infection in or around the surgical wounds, excessive bleeding, adverse reaction to anaesthetic (general anaesthetic), unbalanced ears, scarring and a blood clot on the ear itself.

In the case of scarring, the majority of scars are so tiny and difficult to see with the naked eye. However, a small minority of patients experience angry red scars called ‘keloids’. These can be treated with massage, steroid therapy or moisturising cream.

Contact your surgeon if you experience any of these complications.

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