Ear Surgery Complications & Recovery
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery. Any pain can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions.
Once surgery for protruding ears is completed, bandages will be wrapped around the head. This method secures the ear in place and assists with the healing process. The bandages are usually removed after a few days.
Complications with an otoplasty may include:
- Swelling – At first the distinct anatomy of the ear may be a little “blunted” by the swelling, but this swelling will disappear after a week.
- Bruising – If a full otoplasty has been performed, there may be slight bruising, which will get better every post-operative day.
- Pain –This is very slight and will be helped by oral medication prescribed by Dr. Sacks.
- Infection – Very unusual as patients will have been taking antibiotics from the day before the surgery until about a week after the surgery.
- Asymmetry – Sometimes the patient’s ears are very different from each other prior to the surgery and usually will look much more symmetrical after the surgery. Very rarely, little touch-ups may be needed, but because Dr. Sacks has been doing these surgeries in Phoenix, AZ for 30+ years, these needed revisions are few and far between.
- Scarring – The scars are placed behind the ears in the crease between the ear and the neck, and are hidden.
Prices of Ear Surgery in Phoenix
For ear set back: $4500 -$5500
For torn earlobe repair: $400 for one side, $750 for both sides
For Gauged earlobe repair: $750- $1250
To schedule a consultation for your ear surgery in Phoenix, AZ, contact Dr. Chasby Sacks today!