What to Expect on the Day of Otoplasty
On the day of your Otoplasty, you will begin in the pre-operative area, where you will meet the nursing and anesthesiology staff who will take care of you or your child during your procedure. Dr. Ahmadi will also meet with you and your family before the procedure so that he may review the procedure with you, and discuss any last-minute questions you may have. The patient will then be administered anesthesia so the procedure can be performed as efficiently as possible. Depending on what is discussed during your consultation, your anesthesia could be local, general, or intravenous sedation.
Your individual experience will be unique to the condition you’re trying to treat and can be better understood when looking at the Technique section above. If you have any specific questions, Dr. Ahmadi will be happy to answer them during your consultation.
After the procedure is performed, you or your child will be taken to the recovery room. An ear dressing will be in place that may be removed the next day at your post-operative visit or at home by you. All otoplasty procedures are performed as outpatient surgery, and you will be sent home with detailed post-operative instructions and pain medication. We will call you on the night of surgery to ensure that you are doing well and to answer any questions.