I am 19 years old and I want my ears pinned back. Is this surgery done on an inpatient or outpatient basis? How long before all of the swelling or bruising is gone?
Otoplasty is done on an outpatient basis. There is typically very little bruising or swelling or discomfort. However most patients are required to wear a form fitting bandage around their head for 5-7 days post op.