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Bump after ear cartilage graft to lower eyelids

I had ear cartilage grafted inside my lower eyelids 1 week ago. My Dr. said the graft is in between the orbital septum and the eye lid muscle. There is a bump that is more prominent when I look up, and more prominent in one eye than the other. I expressed my concern to my Dr that the graft had "bunched up" or "folded" but he thinks it is just swelling from the internal sutures. The bump is near the lower edge of where the graft is. Any input?
Thank you for your help. Just nice to get a 2nd opinion. I'm worried.

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Oculoplastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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  lower lid graft
September 8, 2011 3:39 PM

It is too early in the healing period to know how the bump will behave. It could part of the graft, scar tissue, or other. Discuss with your surgeon. You can also consult an oculoplastic (more)
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