What should I expect after the operation?

  • There may be some discomfort initially which should be controlled by simple analgesia such as paracetamol. The ear may feel blocked for a few weeks. This is due to the dressing as well as fluid accumulation in the middle ear.

  • Some blood stained discharge that settles over a few days

  • After the stitch is removed after a week/10 days , antibiotic drops may be prescribed for 2 weeks.

  • The graft can take up to 4-6 weeks to heal. A hearing and pressure test is performed to confirm that the graft is intact and to check the hearing