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Ear Lobe Repair

Ear Lobe Repair

Q 1. What is ear lobe repair?

Ear lobe repair is a simple, safe, minimally invasive reconstructive surgical procedure done to restore the appearance of ear lobes that have been torn or elongated due to trauma or piercing or pull by heavy earrings.

Q 2. Who all require an Ear lobe repair?

All those with torn or elongated or expanded ear lobes due to:

  • Trauma
  • After wearing heavy and dangling earrings for an extended period of time.

Q 3. What does the procedure involve?

  • It is a one-day procedure taking 30mins to 45mins or even less for one ear.
  • Both the ears can be done on the same day.
  • The procedure is started by a local anesthesia to make the area numb or free of pain.
  • Mild swelling and redness is present that is taken care by painkillers and subsides within 2-3days.

Q 4. What is the after care to be taken?

  • The dressing is kept in place and the area is kept clean and dry for 2-3days.
  • A topical antibiotic is applied for the next 7 days.
  • You are called for follow up after 1 week when the suture removal is also done.
  • Complete healing usually occurs by 2-3weeks.

Q 5. What should I expect after the procedure?

After the procedure you see a very thin linear line along the line of sutures that fades within a few days.

Q 6. When can I re-pierce my earlobe?

The earlobe can be re-pierced, 3-4 weeks after the procedure when the ear lobe has completely healed.

Q 7. Are there any side effects associated with the procedure?

The procedure is safe, minimally invasive and rarely associated with any side effects like pain, swelling.

Q 8. Are they any other painless method of ear lobe repair than surgery?

Yes, there is a suture-less method. In this surgical glue is applied to the elongated ear lobes and the edges are approximated. It is a completely pain free procedure. But the results are temporary.

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