After your surgery, you will be kept in a recovery room until you awake from sedation, and once Dr. Tandon believes you are OK to leave, you will be released from our care that same day. While you will be able to return home to recover peacefully, we recommend having someone available to provide you with a ride home and potentially help you around the house for the first 24 hours.
Your Otoplasty recovery can take between one and two weeks, during which, you can expect some bruising and swelling, however, they should fade over the next two to three weeks. There will also be some mild pain and discomfort, but Dr. Tandon will prescribe some temporary pain medication and suggestions on how to have a more comfortable recovery.
You will need to wear a headband or “headgear” for the first several days to keep your ears protected and in place. Most patients will look and feel well enough to return to work or school within seven to ten days.
You will need to avoid any strenuous exercise for the first month, and any heavy lifting for at least the first three weeks. Avoid wearing any “pull-over” types of clothing so you don’t accidentally disrupt your ears’ healing process, as well as any hard or excessively chewy foods for the first few weeks. After about a month and a half post-op, you may resume normal activity with Dr. Tandon’s blessing.
How much does Otoplasty cost in Boston, MA
The cost of Otoplasty in Boston will depend on the extent of correction and the individual patient, among other various factors. During your consultation, Dr. Tandon will go over the procedure and the costs involved. After your surgical plan is made, our Patient Coordinator can provide you with a complete pricing breakdown for your procedure.