If you have had Otoplasty in Melbourne, Florida, it is best if you rest the first five days after surgery instead of engaging in activities such as exercise. It is extremely important to avoid any activity which will elevate the blood pressure and swelling. This can potentially produce bruising under the skin and may cause bleeding as well. In addition, a firm dressing is usually worn 3-5 days after surgery. Dr. Clevens suggests rest and light activity after this surgical procedure.
Patients should try to refrain from intense physical activity, such as running, for approximately 4 weeks after surgery. This allows the body to heal sufficiently without any excessive external forces acting on the area of surgery. It is important to follow the instructions outlined by your doctor and to attend all follow-up appointments.
If you are interested in an Otoplasty or any cosmetic surgery in Central Florida, call our office at 321.727.3223 to schedule an appointment. We would love to meet with you and discuss the best treatment options available to you.
Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Florida Facial Plastic Surgeon