This procedure is often performed after an earring is pulled through the earlobe causing a split. This procedure is generally done in the office under local anesthesia. After this type of repair you need to wait 12 weeks before getting your ears pierced again, and avoid heavy earrings.
What is the pain?
What will it cost?
A detailed price quote will be given to you when you come for your consultation
How long will it take?
The procedure usually takes 30 minutes to an hour, and is done in clinic under local anesthesia. You are able to go home the same day.
What is the recovery?
Sutures are usually dissolvable but if you have some that need to be removed they are usually removed 5-7 days after your procedure. You may return to work immediately after the procedure as long as pain medication is not needed. You should wait 12 weeks before getting your ears pierced again.
What are the risks?
The risks of earlobe repair includes bleeding, infection, scarring, hematoma, seroma, recurrence, asymmetry, poor cosmesis, need for further intervention, the fact that it can’t be pierced for 12 weeks and only studs after that, cardiac/pulmonary events, death, etc.