Otoplasty Recovery and Results: What to Expect
Otoplasty in Beverly Hills is an outpatient procedure, which means that you will be able to return home the same day your surgery is performed. You will have to remain in our surgical aftercare center upon awakening.
Once you are fully awake, you will be discharged to return home.
How Long Does Otoplasty Recovery Last?
After your otoplasty procedure, there will be bandages around your ears to provide protection and support. These will remain for about one week after your surgery before being removed. Your stitches will be removed about one week after surgery.
You will have minor swelling and redness around the ears, which will gradually subside in the first two to three weeks.
It is important to avoid any trauma to the ear in the first few weeks of your recovery. Avoid strenuous activity and exercise. Try to sleep on your back instead of on your side, so that no excess pressure is applied to either ear.
You may need to wear a loose headband that covers your ears after the bandages are removed.
Once the swelling and redness has subsided, you will be able to see the results of your otoplasty. These results are permanent and will not change over time, unless there is trauma to the newly constructed ear.
Does an Otoplasty Leave Scars?
I have developed a detailed and meticulous technique that results in nearly invisible scarring for otoplasty in Beverly Hills. Since I make your incisions in discrete creases of the ear, you can hide them very easily after you’ve healed from your surgery.
I also incorporate a comprehensive scar treatment plan into the recovery process. About two weeks after your procedure, you will begin scar treatment that involves specialized medications and products.
These products work together to fade any scarring so your incisions will be nearly invisible. This is important for many patients who worry that others will know they had surgery.