After your surgery, Dr. Lin and Dr. Cohen-Kashi will place a large bandage to the ears that will remain for about three days. The entire recovery takes between one to two weeks. Mild bruising and numbness is common but will resolve on their own after two weeks. After bandages are removed, children must wear a headband-like dressing for several weeks to continue to protect the ears. Results are visible immediately after surgery, and children and adults can resume normal activities after two weeks. However, children should avoid physical activities for at least six weeks.