Can I Repair Multiple Earlobe Repairs in One Visit?

It is not that uncommon today that a woman will have several tears, usually two, in the same earlobe.

Of course, the question I always get is whether or not they can they be repaired at the same time in the office or is it better to do these on different days.

It has hard to answer this definitely without actually seeing the exact situation. As a guideline, if the tears are quite far apart on the earlobe and there is a considerable amount of healthy earlobe tissue between them, it is possible to fix them at the same time. However, if they are close in proximity or there is not a lot of tissue, it is better to repair one and then wait several months before repairing the other. It should be possible to still get a new piercing 6 weeks after the repair, even if the other tear has not yet been repaired.

As always, these repairs are just done in the office under local anesthetic.

If you’d like to discuss earlobe repair, please contact my office at 703-406-2444 to schedule a complimentary consultation with me. 

How much downtime and pain come with an earlobe repair - Berman Cosmetic Surgery Blog

How much downtime and pain come with an earlobe repair?

The very short answer is that you should be in and out of my office in 30 minutes for a single torn or stretched earlobe repair (45 minutes for two stretched earlobes). It is very common to have this problem on both earlobes. I almost always use dissolving sutures so you don’t have to return for a follow up unless you want to.

How painful is this procedure? I inject local into the earlobe but I use a very, very tiny needle and the earlobe gets numb very quickly. The numbing should last hours and you can return to work immediately after you have the repair if you’d like. You can shower the next morning. There should be little to no discomfort and it should not require anything more than Tylenol for pain management. You can exercise as hard as you want the day after the repair.

Want to get your ear re-pierced? You can safely do so six weeks following the repair.

 

If you’d like to discuss earlobe repair, please contact my office at 703-406-2444 to schedule a complimentary consultation with me.