Earlobe repair is a quick and effective cosmetic surgery procedure to correct ears stretched by trauma or split earlobes torn when normal earrings rip the skin and make the gap much wider. It is usually done under local anaesthesia and new earrings can be worn within 3 weeks of the procedure.
The most common indications are split earlobes and enlarged piercing holes either due to trauma or due to prolonged use of heavy earrings or just aging.
When u come for the procedure we recommend that u should have had a light meal before the same. We give a test dose of the local anaesthesia and once any reactions are ruled out we numb the area to be operated after cleaning with betadine. Thereafter sterile draping’s are done and entire procedure is done under LA and takes about 30-45 minutes for each side to be completed. Each side is stitched in 2 layers and we put very fine monofilament sutures which need to be removed in 7-10 days’ time. A tiny dressing is done and u can go to your office or outside immediately after the same. It is a safe and effective procedure.
Yes, we have a nonsurgical option too of using tissue glue which sticks the 2 split parts but we don’t advise for the same as it has very high recurrence rate to the tune of 50-70 percent.
We advise the clients to get Ear re-piercing done only after 3-4 weeks of the procedure so that the skin gains some strength in the meantime as there is no cartilage support in the ear lobe region.
U will be advised some antibiotics and pain killers when u leave the clinic. That will speed up the recovery and prevent u from having any discomfort. U are advised not to do any heavy exercises over the next few days about 7-10 days till your stitches are out. U can start taking bath within 48 hours of the procedure without too much rubbing of the area. If u are a smoker, please stop it till the sutures are removed and the scar heals well.
Every procedure carries some type of risk. However, earlobe repairs are a very safe operation. The most common complications include issues related to healing such as poor scar, infection though rare, hypertrophic scar or keloid in those individuals who have a tendency for the same.
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