Discomfort immediately following ear surgery is normal and can be controlled with pain medications that Dr. Lesavoy will either prescribe or recommend. There may be an itchy feeling under bandages. It is essential that bandages remain intact and are not removed, for any reason. Failure to do so may result in loss of some of the correction and may require a secondary surgery.
Returning to light, normal activity is often possible as soon as the day following surgery, as long as the ears are protected. Children should refrain from rough or aggressive play until healing is complete.
Dr. Lesavoy will remove the dressing 5 to 7 days following ear surgery. The surgical wound will then be cleansed and any external stitches will be removed. Dr. Lesavoy will give you instructions on how to care for incision sites.
Healing will continue for several weeks and the incision lines will slowly refine and begin to fade. Continue to follow Dr. Lesavoy’s instructions and attend follow-up visits as scheduled.