Question: How long does it usually take for children to recover from otoplasty surgery?
Answer: Your question regarding recovery for a child after otoplasty is very appropriate given their social and academic environment. We have a light bandage that the patient wears for 3 to 5 days after surgery and then we have them wear a gentle protective band over their ears for sleep. The child should be able to return to social and academic endeavors at about a week after surgery. As for physical activity, we do restrict anything that can abrade or pull on the ear for 3 to 4 weeks.
About the Surgeon
Dr. Peter Hilger has been performing facial cosmetic surgery in Edina, Minnesota for over 25 years. With thousands of cosmetic procedures performed, his breadth of knowledge and talent is unmatched. Learn more about our Peter Hilger plastic surgeon