If you are a smoker, you will need to stop smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery. You may also need to stop taking certain medications. Your surgeon will advise you of this during your consultation.
An otoplasty takes about three hours to complete.
You will be given a local anaesthetic prior to surgery, so you will feel no pain during the procedure. Afterwards, you may feel mild pain. You will be given medication which you can take if necessary.
Most patients can return to work after one day. However, you will be required to wear a garment around your head for 5 to 7 days. You can resume your normal day-to-day activities after two weeks.
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