American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Do I have to stay over night after an Otoplasty surgery or…

Question: Is an otoplasty an out-patient procedure?

Answer: In general, yes. However, in some children, the procedure could be advisable to keep someone over night to help with postoperative discomfort and to help with care. Even though I perform my otoplasty cases as an outpatient, I cannot guarantee every surgeon has the same philosophy. If he believes that keeping someone overnight is advised, there is typically a good reason for it.