What could go wrong during Otoplasty?


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The most risky part of Otoplasty is the anaesthetic, and in adults this is kept to a minimum by using a local anaesthetic.  There are always risks involved with surgery, and although with Otoplasty these risks are small, they are still there.  There is a chance of blood clots, formed when an excess of fluid collects around the wounds.  These tend to disintegrate naturally but sometimes might need to be removed through surgery.  Sometimes the surgery might not be successful and could lead to a lop-sided effect with the ears at different angles.  This can usually be corrected with further surgery.  There is always a risk of infection from surgery, and you will need to be vigilant and get antibiotics as soon as possible if you suspect an infection has started.

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