First Stage Surgery - Part 5
The flap of soft tissue is replaced and stitched back.
The implants are left for approximately 4 months for osseointergration to take place; this is where the bone grows onto the surface of the implant until it is securely held into the bone of the skull.
If there are skin tags or parts of the ear present these are not normally removed until the second operation.
Usually patients will leave hospital the day after the operation.