Otoplasty takes approximately 2 hours and can be performed at the hospital under general anesthesia.
Discharged the same day, adults and children must wear a turban-like dressing the first day after surgery. Once the turban is removed, an exercise headband is worn while sleeping for another 2 weeks.
Adults can resume normal activities within 1 day of surgery. Children can return to school after 1 week. Both should avoid strenuous activities for 3 weeks, as well as contact sports for 6 weeks.