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Bonebridge post-surgery advice

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Hi everyone,

I have just received a bonebridge implant and wondered if anybody on here could give some advice. The incision was made literally right behind the ear where the ear is connected to the head, and as result I have quite a lot of swelling and my right ear is sticking out. Has anybody else had similar issues with their implant? I'm wondering if perhaps the incision was made too close to the ear. 

Could anybody also advise on how long it took their swelling to go down?

Thank you! 

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Hi @Cam and welcome to HearPeers!  Congratulations on your BoneBridge!

 

I have cochlear implants but my incision was made where you described and at first my ear did stick out due to swelling.  It went down.

I slept in a recliner for the first few nights to keep my head elevated.

Hopefully some BoneBridge users will chime in.

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Hi @Mary Beth

Thanks for letting me know - hopefully the swelling goes down! 

I’m going for my ‘switch on’ on 4th November, so hopefully it all works well.

All the best.

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Keep us posted @Cam

Wishing you the best!

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