Myringoplasty is usually carried out under a general anaesthetic, which means you’ll be asleep during the procedure.
During the eardrum operation your Consultant will be using very small, precision instruments while looking at the area through a microscope.
The surgery involves taking a small tissue graft from your ear or from under the skin near your ear, which is used to close the hole in your eardrum. The graft is inserted through the ear canal or through a cut made behind your ear. A myringoplasty operation is also known as a type 1 tympanoplasty.
Your eardrum will be lifted and the graft placed underneath it, with some dissolving material placed in the middle ear to hold the graft in place while it heals. A pack will be placed in the ear canal, which will remain there for two weeks to protect and support the graft while the ear heals. This pack will be removed in clinic after two weeks.