I am scheduled for otoplasty with local anesthesia. Where is the anesthesia injected? How many shots are normally given? Are the shots painful?
The local anesthetic is injected mostly behind the ear, but also a small amount in front. 4-5 injections are usually given on each side and the shots are moderately painful, but tolerated. We usually will give some oral medication to ease the discomfort of the injections.
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