I am 19 years old and I want my ears pinned back permanently. Is this surgery done on an inpatient or outpatient basis? How long before all of the swelling or bruising is gone?
Like most cosmetic surgery, an otoplasty is usually done as an outpatient. It is really a re-shaping of the outer ears to get a more appropriate shape and position. Swelling is mostly gone by 1 month but some persists for 6 months. You will be out of commission for 7-10 days.