Sleeping after otoplasty?
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Otoplasty. Sleep position
Hi. All scars on any part of the body reach their maximum tension after 2 months. This means you can sleep how you like now without compromising the otoplasty results. I would recommend to use a hair band at nigth for the first 2 months.
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Otoplasty sleep position
You should discuss this with you surgeon. That said, I generally ask my patient to sleep on their back for at least 2 weeks, preferably 4 weeks. I also recommend wearing a headband 24/7 for the 1st week after surgery, followed by wearing the headband at night only for another 6 weeks. After 4 months, it should be safe to sleep in any position without the headband although you can still wear the headband at night. Best wishes!
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