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Hello, I Have Recently Had my Ears Pinned Back, Just Wanted to Ask About Pain?

Hello, I Have Recently Had my Ears Pinned Back, Just Wanted to Ask About Pain?

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Post otoplasty pain

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Otoplasty, which involves the musculature, can be uncomfortable but the pain usually begins to reduce after the first 48 hours. Bolsters to protect the ears are desirable. Prescription pain medication is available. I find that my otoplasty patients are extremely motivated and handle any postop pain with tremendous grace and positive attitude.


New York Plastic Surgeon
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Pain after Otoplasty surgery

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Some discomfort is normal after otoplasty surgery (average 1 week or so).  I would not recommend putting any pressure on the ear (sleeping on it).  I also recommend to my patients to wear a headband for protection.  Follow up with your surgeon regarding your recovery process. 

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 792 reviews

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