Question: I just got the bandages from my otoplasty off today. There is much more bruising than I expected. When does the bruising begin to fade? Are there any remedies out there to help speed up the healing?
Answer: In general, the bruising will fade fairly rapidly. If there’s a lot of dissection, there may be some extra bruising which may take a little longer to heal. Some patients use homeopathic remedies such as Arnica Montana. In order to help with the swelling, it’s important to keep your head elevated afterward.