Mastoid/ Tympanoplasty

Mastoid/Tympanoplasty Post-Operative Information


  • No alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen or aspirin-containing products for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after surgery.
  • No heavy lifting. Do not lift anything over 15 pounds for 4 weeks after surgery. No heavy nose blowing for 1 month.
  • No bending over from waist. Bend at knees only .
  • No exercising, running or swimming for 4 weeks after surgery.
  • No straining. Use laxatives if constipated.
  • You will need to be out of work for at least one week.
  • Call the office if you have bright red bleeding, dizziness, severe pain/pressure unrelieved by pain medication or a fever above 101. Call if you aare unsure of a problem or have any concerns. Your post operative appointments have been made prior to your surgery. If you are unsure of when you are to return, please call the office.
  • Keep ear canal totally dry for one month after surgery. Shower with a Vaseline coated cotton ball in ear.
  • Any anesthesia related concerns should be directed to the anesthesia department during your pretesting appointment at the hospital or facility.
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