Earlobe repair is a common cosmetic surgery elected for individuals who wish to restore the appearance of torn or stretched earlobes.
What Happens After Earlobe Repair?
Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS will provide you with personalized post-operative care instructions following your Newport Beach earlobe repair.
Most patients are mobile and capable of driving themselves home immediately after surgery without additional supervision or care.
Following surgery, you may experience some minor swelling or discomfort that can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication. There will be a minor scar at the site of repair that will begin to fade with time. Many patients are eager to have their earlobes re-pierced following surgery.
While this is certainly an option, it is recommended that you wait at least two months in order to allow your earlobes to fully heal from surgery. Dr. Wirth will provide you with further details on the prospect of when and where the re-piercing of your ear should occur.