Pretty quick! On the day of the surgery, clients are sent home with dressing covering the repair. This dressing is only necessary for 24 hours after the surgery. You will receive instructions for post-care, including regular cleaning and samples of a healing ointment. It is important not to sleep on the repaired ears or put any pressure on them (such as headphones) for one-week post-surgery. Otherwise, all other normal activities can take place. Showering is allowed 24 hours after the surgery.