Question : How long will my ears be protected after I’ve had otoplasty surgery? Will I have bandages on my ears?
Answer : For the otoplasty procedure, the ears are bandaged to help them settle in the correct position. This is usually removed within 24 to 48 hours and lighter bandaging is placed. I like to have my patients wear headbands to keep the ears in good position for a few weeks after the surgery as well. I tell my patients to avoid any trauma to the ears for six weeks after surgery.