Why do I need this surgery?
What will this surgery do?
What are the risks and possible complications of this surgery?
What are my non-surgical options?
Are there any other surgical options?
Will both of my ears be operated on at the same time?
Can I see different options for the possible results of my surgery?
Can I see before and after pictures of your previous work?
Will this surgery affect my ability to hear?
How long will the results of this surgery last?
How much will this surgery cost?
Where and how big will my incision be?
What can I expect after my surgery?
Will I have any dressings on my ears after this surgery?
How long will it take for my ears to recover so that I can see their final shape?
How long will any swelling and bruising last?
What can I expect my pain to be like?
What are my options for pain medications after surgery?
Will I have any visible scars?
How long will I be in the hospital after my surgery?
How long will it be before I can get back to my normal routine?
How long will it be until I can drive again?
How long will it be until I can go back to work?
What kinds of anesthesia can I have for this procedure?
Do I need to see an anesthesiologist before my surgery?
Can you review my medication list with me?
Will I need to stop or change any of my current medications?
What tests do I need to do before surgery?
When should I stop eating and drinking before surgery?
What time should I arrive for my surgery?
Can I get directions and contact information for your clinic/hospital?
Will I need someone to drive me home from the hospital?
Preparation for surgery
How long will my surgery take?
How long will it be until I wake up?
When will my visitors be able to see me?
Do I need any antibiotics to prevent infections?
On the day of your procedure
How did my procedure go?
When will we stop the preventative antibiotics started before surgery?
When can we restart my usual prescription medications?
When can I eat or drink?
How much longer do you think I need to stay in the hospital?
What needs to happen before I can be discharged?
How are we going to manage my pain?
Have we arranged for my prescriptions to be filled?
Are there any medications that I need to avoid?
How do I take care of my incision?
Are there any special instructions for caring for my ears?
How can I help reduce any discomfort around my ears?
When do I need to come back for a follow-up appointment?
When will my bandages be removed?
When will my staples or sutures be removed?
What can my activity level be when I get home?
When can I resume sexual activity?
When can I go back to work?
When can I drive again?
After your procedure
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