The duration of the procedure is approximately one hour for each side.
After the operation, the ears should be kept in shape with a well-fitting bandage and then a headband for ten days so that they do not bend. Bruising and swelling go down significantly after about 8 days.
On the 1st, 3rd and 7th day after the operation, the bandage will be changed by the doctor. It is not possible to wash your hair during this time, but at the earliest after removing the elastic bandage applied during the operation – ie after about 8-10 days. However, this does not restrict school attendance or work.
You should wear the headband at night for another 2-6 weeks to keep the ear in shape. In addition, the ear should also be protected during the day. Please be very careful when washing your hair so that your ears do not snap off and the wound is not put under too much strain.
For the hygiene of the newly formed crease behind the ear and in case of sensitivity to touch, it is recommended to clean this crease at least twice a week with a cotton swab and baby oil or a skin cream. If weeping eczema develops, you should inform us immediately.
If you experience pain, throbbing in your ears or a strong feeling of pressure, you must inform us or a doctor immediately. Because in these cases an immediate control is necessary.
After just ten days, there are no longer any social disturbances. You can do light physical activities after three to seven days, and do light sport after six to eight weeks. As far as larger loads or sports are concerned, you should be cautious for about three months.
You should avoid intense sunlight or extreme cold for three to six months, and even longer if you have problems with touch sensitivity. Only after six months does the ear regain the strength and stability it had before the operation.
Pinna hypersensitivity may persist for up to six to eight weeks. The temperature perception can also be changed after the operation. Inflammation of the wound or ear cartilage is rare but can delay healing and cause unsightly scars. Thread rejection can occur after weeks or months.
If small scars appear behind the ear, these can be treated with scar ointment. Since the surgical access route for protruding ears is on the back, there are usually no visible scars.
Fortunately, ear correction is a surgical procedure in which serious or life-threatening complications can be almost completely ruled out and permanent damage is very rare. Bleeding or postoperative bleeding, which can occur during the operation, immediately in the first hours after the operation or in the first ten days after the operation, can be hazardous to health. Such bleeding or postoperative bleeding may necessitate renewed treatment and endangers the aesthetic result of the operation.