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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.

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.
  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Why Skin & You Clinic for Glue Repair?

    We at Skin & You Clinic are well trained on the surgical repair and glue repair. Our team will take every effort for the procedure to be as comfortable as possible with good results and less downtime.

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