What is earlobe repair?
Earlobe repair procedures are usually performed to repair split, stretched, or torn earlobe piercings that typically result from accidents, injury, and other causes. Earlobe repair surgery must be performed by a qualified medical surgeon.
If you’re unhappy with the look of stretched, enlarged, or a partially or fully torn earlobe, you might want to consider an earlobe repair procedure to resolve the problem, improve the appearance of your earlobe, and allow you to wear earrings again in the future.
What can I expect during my earlobe repair?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Ghatan answers your questions, addresses your concerns, and explains the procedure in detail, so you know what to expect and feel prepared.
During an earlobe repair, Dr. Ghatan injects the torn or stretched earlobe with a local anesthetic to numb the area. The specific technique Dr. Ghatan utilizes to reconstruct and repair your torn earlobe depends on the severity and complexity of your earlobe damage.
Dr. Ghatan usually removes any scar tissue from the earlobe that might otherwise prevent the repaired earlobe from healing properly and smoothly. Once the scar tissue is removed, Dr. Ghatan uses fine stitches to close your earlobe.
What can I expect after my earlobe repair?
The recovery after an earlobe repair is straightforward and simple. Dr. Ghatan covers the area with gauze or bandage that can usually be replaced with a smaller gauze in a few days. Dr. Ghatan advises that you don’t sleep on the affected ear or place any pressure on the repaired area until Dr. Ghatan removes the sutures about two weeks following your procedure.
You can resume normal exercise and activity almost immediately, just be careful of the treated area.
If you have any concerns, you can reach out to Dr. Ghatan and the friendly medical team. If you’d like to wear earrings again, you can re-pierce your ears around four weeks following your earlobe repair procedure.
If you’re interested in an earlobe repair, start with a personal consultation and call Dr. Ghatan Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery or use the convenient online booking feature today.