When Can I Wash My Hair After Otoplasty?

After otoplasty, many patients are eager to experience the outcome of the procedure and resume their normal activities, but it is important to keep in mind that there’s a short recovery period before the bandages can be removed to reveal the beautiful ears. Recovery from an ear surgery is fairly simple, though you must follow the aftercare instructions given by your surgeon so you know what to expect and how to address it for proper and speedy recovery. How Soon can you Wash your Hair? After the otoplasty procedure, you may shower or bathe from the neck down without restriction. This is because your head will be wrapped with special cotton bandages that are heavily-padded (fluff-bandages) to promote healing. But after five days, the fluff bandages can will be removed by Dr. Sliwin. There will be a dressing behind the ear that is stitched in place and will remain for another week. Once the fluff bandages are removed, you may wash your hair again. You don’t have to worry about your ears getting wet or irritated from using shampoo as the stitch points heal very fast and will have already encrusted and dried up in just a few hours following the procedure. Immediately after otoplasty, you can comb your long…

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