Question: I had otoplasty several months ago. From the start of my recovery, I’ve seemed to have more side effects in one ear than the other and now I’m noticing that ear doesn’t lay as close to my head as the other. Is this something to be concerned about? Will they appear more even over time?
Answer: The human body naturally has asymmetries. Before the procedure, you may have had some asymmetries. After a surgical procedure, it is impossible to get both ears precisely the same distance from the head. However, the most important judge of the surgery is to show that there is improvement from the preoperative status. There may be some slight difference in the healing of the ears and this should settle over time. I recommend that you reevaluate the ears on a long term basis to see that they are close to normal and closer to an appearance that you desire before considering anything further.