Earlobe Repair FAQ
There are multiple options that can impact earlobe damage, and below outlines several we commonly see from our earlobe repair patients, and which can assist you when looking to help prevent the need for of earlobe repair in the future:
- Avoid wearing heavy earrings for a long time periods.
- Remove earrings when using the telephone.
- Remove earrings at the hair salon.
- Be aware that small children and babies are attracted to earrings.
- Remove your earrings before removing upper clothing, like sweaters.
- Do not allow children to wear small or dangling earrings.
Dr. Meneshian uses precision cutting using a pressureless incisional modality.
Instead of a scalpel, which results in significant bleeding during the surgery as well as post operative swelling and bruising, he uses a high frequency radio wave surgical tool called the Ellman.
The Ellman tool can repair stretched and torn earlobes with minimal bleeding during the surgery as well as minimal post operative swelling and bruising.
All your earlobe repairs are performed with a sterile technique using local anesthesia.
Sutures that are placed during the procedure are removed in the office after two weeks. Most patients can have their ears re-pierced after week six.
They can choose to have it re-pierced with our Esthetician in our office or at a facility of their choosing.
The entire procedure on one ear lobe takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Generally, a strong topical cream is placed on the earlobe for approximately five minutes prior to the injection of the local anesthetic.
Complications are infrequent with earlobe repair.
The most common complications seen, although rare are a depressed linear scar and inferior notching of the lobe.
These complications can be easily repaired by Dr Meneshian using another tool called a CO2 laser.