An earlobe repair procedure is performed to repair torn, split, or stretched earlobes resulting from wearing heavy earrings for a prolonged period of time, accidents or injury.
Stretched and deformed earlobes from gauge piercings can also be repaired and restored to their former shape through an earlobe repair.
You are likely a candidate for an earlobe repair procedure if you are dissatisfied with the appearance of:
-Fully or partially torn earlobe(s)
During an earlobe repair, our doctors first inject the earlobe with a local anesthetic to numb the area. The specific technique used to repair and reconstruct your torn earlobes depends on the extent and complexity of your earlobe damage.
In most cases, any scar tissue from the split or stretched piercing that would otherwise prevent the repaired earlobe from healing smoothly is removed. Once the scar tissue is removed, fine sutures are used to close the earlobe back to a natural, pleasing shape. A typical earlobe repair takes 20-30 minutes, per ear.
On the day of your earlobe procedure, you will go home with a small piece of gauze covering the area of repair. After the first day you are not required to continue wearing the gauze, however you should keep the site clean and apply antibiotic ointment daily.
It is advised that you do not sleep on your ears or place any pressure on the area until the sutures are removed after about one week later. You can resume normal exercise and activity within days of your earlobe repair. While it is ok to shower 24 hours after your repair, you are advised not to bathe or swim until a few days after your sutures are removed.
The ear(s) can be carefully re-pierced after 6 to 8 weeks following repair.