Is it ok to do an otoplasty during summer?
Idaho Falls, ID
10 months ago
My doctor said that i should avoid an otoplasty at that time of the year because the heat isn't good for the healing proccess of my ear and it might get infected.After that i had an appointment for tommorow but she cancelled it again because she said that she cant operate tommorow so i will have my otoplasty in two weeks from now.I've got the feeling that something isn't right and that she is trying to avoid me for some reason.
Doctor Answers 3
Hi. Thank you for your question. The otoplasty surgery can be done in any season of the year. During my career I never had any complaints regarding the heat or sweat and my doctor`s office is located in Cancun Mexico where it`s quite hot all year. Most importantly is a good hygiene and good alimentation after the surgery. I hope this helpful.
I do not place seasonal restrictions on otoplasty patients. It's important to have a relationship of trust and good rapport with your surgeon; if "something isn't right," it may be time for another opinion. Best of luck!
An otoplasty procedure can be performed any time of the year. Performing an otoplasty is a very safe procedure and it is very rare to get an infection.
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