An otoplasty is typically carried out under local or general anaesthetic and takes one to two hours to perform. Your operating surgeon will make incisions behind your ear so that scars don’t seem to be visible.
They might re-shape, fold or remove your ear cartilage and use stitches to hold your ear in its new position. When surgery is complete, the incisions behind your ear are closed with sutures. You need to leave it for about 7-10 days after the procedure. Some pain is to be expected however is well manageable through medications. Whatever you do, do NOT remove the bandages because of any potential itching.