How will my ears be protected after I have otoplasty surgery? Will I have bandages put over my ears?
In otoplasty, the ears are re-contoured and placed so that they rest closer to the head. Typically, a light compressive bandage is worn for two to five days and then the bandage is removed in the office. The new contour of the ear is immediately apparent. The sutures are placed in the back side of the ear and dissolve within approximately a week to 10 days. You’re allowed to shampoo your hair at three to five days after surgery. At night we have you wear a light elastic hair band that protects the ears, but otherwise during the daytime no protection or coverage is used and you’re able to style your hair in a normal fashion and return to your normal activities.