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Is Sun Bad for the Ear After Otoplasty?

Hi, I've been tanning a lot lately and I had my procedure done on July 13, my dad said that it might be dangerous. Is it dangerous to be under the sun a lot after ear otoplasty?

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Sun tanning and effect on scars/scarring after ear pinning surgery (otoplasty)


judging from your multiple previous posts, I would highly recommend that you contact your original surgeon even if they are located at a distance or at least contact them by phone.You have previously described red, hard, firm raised, irregular scars. Tanning and excessive sun exposure can certainly contribute to undesireable scarring.

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Keep your ears protected from the sun after Otoplasty Surgery.


Tanning is not detrimental for your ears after Otoplasty Surgery, but a sun-burn to your ears might exacerbate swelling and redness. Enjoy your new ears. All the best from NJ

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