An easy supplement in ear surgery to reduce patient’s post-operative discomfort

Raffaele Rauso, Pierfrancesco Bove

Abstract


The goal of otoplasty surgery for prominent ears is to normalize the shape and position of both ears with maximal symmetry. The aim of the post-operative  dressing is to maintain the designated shape and position, and to confer a degree of compression in order to prevent hematoma formation.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18282/jsd.v1.i3.73

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