What to expect after surgery
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 are 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 that there has been no deterioration in the hearing