As mentioned above, depending on the complexity of the surgery, the procedure will take 20-60 minutes.
The procedure is performed as an “office-based” procedure under local anaesthetic. This allows a speedy recovery. Stitches will be used that are usually kept in for around 10-days. There will be tapes over the stitches which are left in place until you return to have the stitches removed.
It is recommended that no sporting or strenuous activity is performed until around a week after the stitches are removed. Showering and washing is possible – as long as attention is paid to the surgical tapes to ensure they are dry afterwards (a hair dryer on a cold setting is very useful for this).
You will notice an immediate improvement to the shape of your ear after the procedure. The scars will be red initially, which is quite normal, and will then fade gradually. Scars can take over a year to completely fade in some people. If you plan to pierce your ears after the operation, we suggest waiting around 6-months, and ideally placing the piercing away from the actual scar if at all possible.
The following complications may be associated with this procedure:
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