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Local Anes Otoplasty 7-30-14

Local Anes Otoplasty 7-30-14

Postby GabiInChicago » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:13 am

Just had my ears done two days ago, and wanted to share my experience. I had to search for a Dr who would use a local anesthesia only because I've had a bad experience with general, but it didn't take long. He also has great credentials and reputation and not far from home.

Wore hair up in pony tail with button down shirt. Made sure I have a Week's worth of food and meds and pillows propped for when I got home. If you are a side sleeper, I suggest taking an old pillow and sewing an oval shape in the middle and cutting it out so that you can sleep comfortably.

I live only 5 minutes from Dr's office, so nurse picked me up and dropped me after, although I think I could have driven.

They called in antibiotics, 1 Valium, antinausea, and pain meds, which I picked up before. Started antibiotics the day before.

Procedure took about 2 hours, and I was chatting with Dr and nurse throughout. Didn't hurt at all, but fire alarm went off duing the middle, which alarmed me for just a bit, but it was a smoke detector in the office adjacent to dr.

They use a facelift garment, which I wore until I went back yesterday (just for them to change dressing), and now I'm just wearing headband with gauze on each ear. Get stitches out on Tuesday, which will be day 7.

My pictures are here, but it's just two days out. I'll post more as the swelling goes down:
http://www.makemeheal.com/pictures/otop ... sty-a14811
Pw is oto73014
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Re: Local Anes Otoplasty 7-30-14

Postby tennis32828 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:32 pm

Congrats! I had mine done 8 days ago, and today had my stitches removed that wasn't painful at all. This whole experience (so far) has been rather normal. One thing I do miss is sleeping on my side, so counting closer to the day I will be comfortable doing that. One think I recommend is applying amicus ointment to the bruises. It really fade the bruises pretty quick.
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Re: Local Anes Otoplasty 7-30-14

Postby GabiInChicago » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:01 am

Hi Tennis,

Thanks, and congratulations to you too! I have arnica, but I've found that pricking a vitamin k-2 pill and rubbing that oil on the bruises makes them fade much faster. BTW: if you have one of those flight pillows (looks like a U shape), that works for me to sleep on my side--not quite as comfy as the one I made by sewing a hole in the middle though.

Enjoy your new look!
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