An incision is made on the back of the ears and the tissue beneath is weakened
to allow it fold backwards toward the head. Additionally, sutures are placed in
this area in order to hold the repair in place.
The ears are wrapped in elastic dressing for a few days. After removal of the
wrap, the patient is now free to perform most
activities that do not threaten the repair (i.e.
no contact sports). At night, a sweatband can
be worn to protect the correction. There is usually
minimal swelling and the sutures are removed at
approximately 1 week.