After the completion of their otoplasty procedure, the patient’s head will be wrapped in a bulky bandage immediately following surgery to promote the best molding and healing. The ears may throb or ache a little for a few days but the pain is usually well-controlled by medication. Stitches in the skin are usually removed or dissolve in about a week.
Any activity in which the ear might be bent should be avoided for at least a month. Most adults can go back to work about five days after surgery. Children can go back to school after seven days or so if they’re careful about their athletic activity.
Split Earlobe Repair
Split earlobe repair is another common ear procedure we perform here at the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery. It’s usually done in the office under local anesthesia. This is a quick and affordable ear reshaping procedure that’s used to correct slits in the earlobes from piercings, tears, or gauged earlobes. Following your split earlobe repair procedure, your recovery time may vary, but we generally recommend patients are cautious with athletic activity and applying excess pressure to the earlobes for 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.
If you or your child are insecure about your ear shape or appearance, cosmetic ear surgery performed by experienced professionals can transform your self-image and give you a new outlook. Don’t wait any longer! Take the first step today by reaching out to us through our website. We’ll schedule an in-person consultation at our New Bern, NC office as soon as possible. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your goals for your otoplasty procedure and answer all of your questions. Our goal is to put you at ease and help you make the most informed decision possible about your ear shaping procedure for the best results possible.
As always, if you live outside of our region, you can still take advantage of our renowned cosmetic ear surgery expertise using our well-known fly-in program. We’re proud to offer the best in otoplasty procedures to patients throughout the world!