Long acting local anaesthetic is infiltrated into the skin around the wound. This will render the ears almost entirely numb for 12-24 hours. We recommend analgesics such as Calpol for children and Solpadol for adults. It is best to take analgesic medications regularly for the first few days. We also recommend that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications be avoided in the days following surgery as they may contribute to bleeding from the area.