My daughter will be receiving otoplasty in a few months. Is there anything that we should be doing now to prepare for the surgery?
Regarding your child’s upcoming surgery, we would advise only that you should be careful about sun exposure in the weeks before surgery as the inflammation from the sunburn can create and increase discomfort and persistent redness of the skin after surgery. Other than that, we don’t have any particular precautions. We generally advise that conversations regarding the surgery be very relaxed and positive as the surgery is relatively straightforward with a rapid recovery and it is important not to generate any great fear or anxiety before the procedure. The surgery provides a very nice enhancement that is not obvious to casual observers.