How long does it usually take for children to recover from otoplasty surgery?
Children recover from surgery significantly quicker than adults. The biggest issue that I have with children who have undergone otoplasty is not pain, or post operative fatigue, but, trying to keep them less active during the healing phase of their otoplasty surgery. I put a protective and compressive dressing on each child after otoplasty. The dressing will stay on for about 6 days after the otoplasty. Children like to return to normal activity before the first post operative visit and I instruct the parents to be vigilant in protecting their ears for the first week or two after their dressings are removed.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld