Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Information

Qualifications

  • Healthy, without life-threatening illness or untreated chronic ear infections

  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for ear surgery

  • Nonsmokers

  • Children 5 yrs of age & stable cartilage may be considered after a consultation


Preparation

  • Medical evaluation

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

  • Stop smoking

  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

  • Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and someone to stay with you the first night after surgery


Recovery

  • Wear headband at night


  • *Are not limited to

  • Asymmetry

  • Recurrence of protruding ear

  • Hematoma

  • Deformation of ear contour

Unlikely Complications