What happens during Earlobe Repair surgery?

Earlobe Repair surgery is a short, 30 to 45-minute outpatient surgery that is typically performed under local anesthesia. During your consultation, Dr. Hernandez will examine your earlobes and talk to you about your goals. She will review those goals with you again prior to your surgery.

After your ear is numbed with local anesthesia, Dr. Hernandez will remove scarred or excess tissue, if needed, reshape, and sculpt your earlobe to create a youthful, more desirable appearance. Since each patient and circumstance is unique, each Earlobe Repair surgery is also very unique. If your earlobe has received a traumatic injury or has torn, she may reattach the torn skin and smooth its appearance to create a natural look. If you are suffering from sagging earlobes, she may remove skin and reshape the area.

What can I expect after Earlobe Repair surgery?

Since Earlobe Repair surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, you will be able to go home after a brief recovery period. Dr. Hernandez will provide you with specific instructions; however, patients are advised to avoid putting excessive pressure on the ear until it has had time to heal. She may prescribe painkillers to address any discomfort.

Recovery time for Earlobe Repair surgery is relatively short compared to other procedures. You’ll want to keep the surgical area clean for at least 7 to 10 days to promote healing, and you should refrain from re-piercing your ears until anywhere from 3 to 6 months following your Earlobe Repair (Dr. Hernandez will advise you on your own healing and situation after your Earlobe Repair surgery).