Your Ear Surgery
Your ear surgery may be performed with local or general anesthetic. You and Dr. Sofonio will go through all the details before your surgery, so you know exactly what to expect. During surgery, Dr. Sofonio will generally make an incision within the outer portion of the ear to allow him to reshape it. The duration of your ear surgery will depend upon the nature of the problem and the surgical technique utilized. Once your surgery is completed, you will be taken to a recovery area where we will monitor you closely. In most cases, you will be able to go home the same day to rest and recover.
Following your ear surgery, you will need to elevate your head as much as possible to keep swelling to a minimum. You may also need to wear dressings or bandages around your ears to encourage the ears to heal in their new position.
Dr. Sofonio will give you further post-operative treatment instructions tailored to your needs. You should be able to go back to your daily activities after about a week, though this can vary from patient to patient.