Prepare for Otoplasty Surgery and Recovery

If you or your child is planning to undergo otoplasty, it is important to mentally, emotionally, and physically prepare for the procedure. The majority of cosmetic surgery procedures require patients take certain measures to reduce the potential for complications and improve the recovery process. To prepare for otoplasty surgery, you may need to implement lifestyle changes several weeks before the procedure as well as make arrangements for a smooth recovery.

Dr. Anya Kishinevsky is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Norwalk, CT, who has helped many patients undergo successful otoplasty treatments with minimal impact on their daily activities. During your consultation, she can discuss the standard practices you will need to follow, answer any questions, and provide personalized, quality care, so you can feel as comfortable as possible during treatment. The positive impact otoplasty has on your child's confidence and self-esteem is lasting, and our team is dedicated to making the journey a smooth one for your family.

child candidates for otoplasty
Otoplasty, especially when performed on children, can have life-changing benefits.

Medical Requirements for Your Health and Safety 

Preparation for surgery typically begins several weeks before the day of the procedure. To ensure your health and safety, Dr. Kishinevsky recommends that patients abstain from: 

  • Smoking (in any form) 
  • Blood thinners such as Aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Herbal supplements 
  • Alcohol

The use of any of these substances can cause serious complications. Blood thinners and supplements can lead to increased bleeding. In addition, smoking can impact your ability to breathe during and after surgery and prolong your recovery time. Due to the complex relationship between smoking and surgery, you should discuss any additional questions or concerns with your doctor.

Depending upon your unique circumstances, we may also prescribe certain daily medications or request additional lab testing and evaluations before your procedure. These steps can help to ensure that you are in good health at the time of treatment.

Ensuring You Are Mentally and Emotionally Prepared 

Changing your appearance at any level can have a substantial impact on your mental and emotional well-being. Before making the decision to undergo facial cosmetic surgery, it is important to conduct in-depth research about the procedure, results, and the experiences of other patients. During your appointment, you should have an honest discussion with your doctor about your goals, expectations, and concerns. Dr. Kishinevsky can also direct to you valuable resources so you feel confident in your decision.

If your child is undergoing otoplasty, they may also benefit from meeting the surgeon. Dr. Kishinevsky has performed this procedure on many children and can explain the process to them in terms they can understand. She is dedicated to creating a comfortable, positive experience for both you and your child.

Dr. Kishinevsky has extensive training, outstanding surgical skills, and a commitment to providing customized care. As such, she can perform safe, successful otoplasty procedures that yield exceptional results.

Planning for Comfort 

On the day of your otoplasty, you should wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner, but avoid using additional products. You should also dress yourself or your child in clothing that will not come in contact with the ears when removed. It is best to wear a top that buttons or zippers. 

As you will be sedated during surgery, it is important to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from surgery. You may also wish to equip your home with food and comfort items to help you achieve a smooth recovery. It typically takes about six weeks to fully heal from this procedure.

Personalized Care You Can Trust 

Dr. Kishinevsky has extensive training, outstanding surgical skills, and a commitment to providing customized care. As such, she can perform safe, successful otoplasty procedures that yield exceptional results. To learn more about otoplasty and the preparation involved, contact our practice online or call (203) 388-9919.

Anya Kishinevsky, M.D.

Anya Kishinevsky, M.D.

Board-certified surgeon Anya Kishinevsky believes in a completely personalized approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery. She holds several distinctions, has repeatedly been featured on Connecticut Magazine's list of Top Docs, and is a member of the:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Women's Medical Association

Learn for yourself why so many patients choose Dr. Kishinevsky for their care. Schedule a consultation at our Norwalk, CT, office online or call (203) 388-9919.

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