A sensation of discomfort and painful tension may be observed during the first weeks (or even months). It is usually located behind the ears and around the neck. It should be noted that the ears only regain their normal sensitivity after a few months.
There is an edema (swelling) that usually increases on the second day and disappears after a month. Bruises may also appear on the neck and chin but generally disappear within 2 weeks after the operation*.
It is recommended to rest and avoid any physical effort during the first 10 days. Sports activities should be avoided during the first month.