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Ear Correction

Post Operative Advice Sheet

Prominent Ear Correction

  1. You should arrange for someone to drive you home from hospital.
  2. You will experience mild to moderate discomfort after your surgery and it is recommended that you take one or two pain relieving tablets (such as Paracetamol) on a regular basis for the first few days.  DO NOT TAKE ASPIRIN OR ANY PRODUCTS CONTAINING ASPIRIN as this may prolong or cause bleeding in the early post operative period.
  3. There maybe some swelling and bruising following surgery, though this should settle over the first week. You are advised to sit upright throughout the day and prop yourself up with a couple of extra pillows at night for the first two weeks, post operatively.
  4. It is important to rest as much as possible for the first 48 hours after surgery, after which you can recommence gentle activities and household chores, but should refrain from undertaking sustained exercise for at least two to three weeks. You are encouraged to move around at home as much as possible and not lie in bed for protracted periods as this would increase the chance of a post-operative thrombosis in the leg or lung (DVT or PE).
  5. You should avoid getting theoperation site wet for the first week.
  6. The head bandage will remain undisturbed for 7-10 days. You will then be seen by the nurse in the Dressing Clinic who will remove this and inspect your ears. You must then wear an elasticated headband each night for the next month to help maintain your ears in their new corrected position.
  7. Once the incision behind your ear has healed you can get your ears wet in the shower each day, as this will speed up the healing process.
  8. For the first 4 weeks post operatively I advise to avoid doing any contact sports.
  9. I always advise that it is very important to stop smoking prior to your operation in order to reduce the risks of complications such as infection or slow healing of the wounds. You should avoid smoking for the first two weeks post operatively.
  10. Following surgery, the type of job that you do determines when you can return to work.  If you mainly confined to deskwork, you may feel able to return to work after one to two days, however, more physical occupations may require a week of recuperation before you feel able to return to work.
  11. Massage and moisturise the scars behind the ear 3 times a day with a good quality moisturiser. Naturally, the scar will take some time to mature. The delicate scar tissue is at greater risk of sunburn if exposed to the sun, therefore, you are advised to avoid sun exposure to any scar tissue for the first six weeks of healing.
  12. Though the vast majoity of patients experience an uneventful post operative recovery, if you develop any of the following you should contact Mr Armstrong's team:
    • Temperature greater than 38.5°
    • Severe pain not alleviated by simple painkillers
    • Fresh bleeding from the wound
    • Rapid incease in swelling of the ears
    • If the dressing is feeling too tight or becomes loose.
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I chose Mr Armstrong to carry out my facelift surgery after a lot of extensive and careful research. I was impressed with his academic credentials and his professional experience, noting that he had worked in some of the most prestigious medical institutions.

At my first consultation with Mr Armstrong I felt totally reassured that I would be in a safe pair of hands by the clarity with which he described all aspects of the facelift procedure I was requesting.  He explained everything to me in a clear and precise manner and in an unrushed and very thorough way. Together we agreed the best procedure for me, a 63 year old woman, would be a facelift plus an upper eyelid reduction and fat transfers to my cheeks, nasolabial lines and marionette lines.

I am now three weeks post-operation and the results have far exceeded my expectations.  I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I still look like me but a younger fresher version.  My droopy eyelids and hanging jowls have gone and my face and eyes look energised and revitalised.  My friends have been amazed at the transformation with one describing me as looking "sensational"!

Mr Armstrong's care before, during and after the procedure has been exemplary, and, along with his nursing staff,  I was thoroughly well looked after in a most kind, caring and professional manner.

I highly recommend Mr Armstrong to anybody considering surgery.  He is a highly skilled surgeon with a  safe and competent pair of hands.  My only regret is that I didn't do it five years earlier.


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