Getting back to normal After Chicago Ear Plastic Surgery
Adults and children are
usually up and around within a few hours of ear plastic surgery, although you may prefer to
stay overnight in the hospital with a child until all the effects of general
anesthesia wear off.
The patient's head will be wrapped in a bulky bandage immediately following
Chicago Ear Plastic Surgery to promote the best molding and healing. The ears may throb or ache a
little for a few days, but this can be relieved by medication.
Within a few days, the bulky bandages will be replaced by a lighter head
dressing similar to a headband. Be sure to follow your surgeon's directions for
wearing this dressing, especially at night.
Stitches are usually removed, or will dissolve, in about a week.
Any activity in which the ear might be bent should be avoided for a month or so.
Most adults can go back to work about five days after surgery. Children can go
back to school after seven days or so, if they're careful about playground
activity. You may want to ask your child's teacher to keep an eye on the child
for a few weeks.
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