I am having otoplasty to pin back my ears. I understand that I will have a head bandage after the surgery. How long do I have to keep the bandage on? When can I return to my normal exercise routine?

Question:
I am having otoplasty to pin back my ears. I understand that I will have a head bandage after the otoplasty surgery. How long do I have to keep the bandage on? When can I return to my normal exercise routine?

Answer:
Dr. Hamilton does apply a dressing that is worn for the first 24 hours after otoplasty surgery. The next morning this is removed and the all of the post-operative care is reviewed. We ask patients to wear a head band of their choice over the ears as much as possible for the next two weeks – this helps support the new position of the ears. Like most cosmetic procedures, Dr. Hamilton recommends that patients avoid strenuous activities for two weeks and heavy lifting for three weeks.

Posted by Mark M. Hamilton M.D. FACS