To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to surgery. In addition, a complete examination of your ears is made in order to make the most effective surgical approach. All issues such as shape and types of anesthesia used will be discussed.
Dr. Urban will provide you with preoperative instructions that may include the elimination of specific drugs containing aspirin several weeks before surgery to minimize excess bleeding. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to prevent infection.
The areas that will be excised are marked and digital photographs are taken in order to document the amount of improvement after surgery.
After the operation patients should expect bruising around the area that fades in two to three weeks. Pain associated with operation is minimal and can be easily treated with oral medication. The bandages are only needed for a few days and should be replaced with a lighter dressing. Refraining from sleeping on the ears is required and patients are advised to use a very soft pillow. Showering and shampooing may begin after a few days. Expect two to three days of recovery before normal activities can be performed. Consult with Dr. Urban before attempting any athletic or precarious activities that may affect the healing process.