Earlobe repair is a quick and simple procedure to correct split or torn earlobes, which usually results from wearing heavy earrings, wrong piercings, gauging, or other trauma to the earlobe. For those with split earlobes who wish to wear earrings or who feel conscious of the uneven look of their earlobes, earlobe repair is an excellent option. Many patients are bothered by the saggy appearance of their earlobes which appear even worse with the weight of an earring. Ear lobe repair surgery should always be done in a clinical or a hospital set up by a qualified Plastic surgeon or a dermatologist.
The ideal candidate for this surgery is someone with a good overall health and also has realistic expectations from the surgery. If you have a history or tendency of keloids or hypertrophic scarring, then you are not a good candidate. When you visit us for a consultation, the performing surgeon will assess your condition and overall health and then plan your surgery accordingly.
At Skinzest, Earlobe repair surgery is performed by an Expert Plastic Surgeon. The area being treated is first numbed with local anesthesia and usually takes about 20-30 minutes per earlobe. The surgeon first removes the excess tissue and then uses very fine stitches inside the earlobe to create a normal shape.
During the recovery period, patients experience minimal discomfort. An antibiotic ointment will be prescribed for local application on the sutures. There is no downtime, and patient can resume her daily routine immediately after the procedure. This surgery usually results in a minute scar on the earlobe which is barely visible.
Yes, the ear can be re-pierced after a minimum of 4-6 weeks post surgery.
You should avoid heavy earrings after repair and also adapt a habit of removing earrings, even studs, when sleeping.