Your child will be able to go home once the drain has been removed, usually the day after the operation. The head bandage and the ribcage dressing will both be checked before you go home. Your child's ear will need to be looked after carefully for another few months after the operation. The following instructions will help you:
Last reviewed by Great Ormond Street Hospital: October 2009
Ref: 09F0462 © GOSH Trust October 2009
Compiled by the Plastic Surgery department and Peter Pan Ward in collaboration with the Child and Family Information Group
This information does not constitute health or medical advice and will not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals. If you have any questions, please ask your doctor. No liability can be taken as a result of using this information.