Your Recovery Guideline After Otoplasty in Toronto
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Thankfully, some elements of Toronto otoplasty recovery make it easier than other procedures. The benefits are numerous because almost instantly, patients see improvement and look forward to wearing their hair differently, ditching hats, and no longer feeling embarrassed about their ears protruding.
Try not to touch your ears after otoplasty in Toronto
It’s tempting to examine any body area post-surgery because people are naturally curious and will fixate on what’s different. Your ears will have protective tapes over incision sites, and a gauze dressing applied, but you must take extra care not to consciously or accidentally touch them. This procedure has a low complication rate, however irritating or pulling at incisions could delay healing, cause bleeding or lead to infection. Move about carefully because your ear tissue may feel numb and won’t give the usual warning signs with pressure. You’ll be advised to sleep on your back to avoid compressing healing ears.
If advised to, wear your compression headband
Right after surgery, a soft dressing covers the ears and will be removed sometime in the first week. After the surgeon’s checkup, a stretchy headband is typically applied and will be worn day and night for a couple more weeks. Your surgeon may advise you to continue wearing it during the day for the first month. The headband provides gentle support and helps prevent accidental movement of the ears as could occur when getting dressed. Every step you can take to ensure a safe, optimal recovery is worth the effort.
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