Otoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to reshape and improve the appearance of the ears. Many people in Hawaii who choose to undergo Otoplasty complain that their ears are badly misshapen and or that they protrude an inordinate amount away from the head. With the right surgeon, Otoplasty can address and correct these common ear issues and many more.
Preparing for after an operation is just as important as any other step in the process. Being aware and informed on what to expect after your Hawaii Otoplasty procedure gives you the best chance to heal most efficiently.
For the first 24 hours following your Otoplasty procedure your ears will be very swollen and no results will be visible yet. Your Hawaii Otoplasty surgeon will most likely require that your wear a compression garment on your head.
About 72 after your Otoplasty procedure, your swelling should be resolving and results should start becoming evident. It is not advised at this stage to be constantly checking for results because a patient should still be wearing a special headband over their ears at this time.
Depending on personal preference and comfort with their current healing progress, Otoplasty patients can return to work anywhere from four days to a week after their surgery with their Hawaiian plastic surgeon’s permission.
Most Otoplasty patients say, after a week, they felt comfortable in most social settings, even though their ears were not entirely healed. Most discomfort has dissipated at this time though most patients say they still did not like laying the weight of their head directly on the ears.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your ears and would like to consult with board certified plastic surgeon S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS about your Otoplasty candidacy call his office in Hawaii today! S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS will discuss your Otoplasty options openly and honestly with you.