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Heavy Earrings Tear Your Lobe?

By March 17, 2012 No Comments

Split Earlobe Repair

Split ear lobe repair is a common procedure performed by Dr. Layke and Dr. Danielpour. Our ear lobes are delicate structures and are very susceptible to trauma caused by an accident, jewelry, or overzealous ear piercing.

 

Split Earlobe Repair Procedure Facts

Surgical Goals:
To correct a split in the earlobe often caused by trauma associated with an accident, jewelry, or overzealous piercing.
The Procedure:
The ear lobe is first numbed with a local anesthetic. The edges of the split earlobe are freshened and a meticulous wound closure is performed to reestablish a continuous earlobe.
Anesthesia:
The procedure is performed under local anesthetic in the comfort of our office.
Length of Time:
The procedure takes less than an hour.
After the Procedure:
Patients can drive home immediately after the procedure. An antibiotic ointment will be placed on the earlobe twice daily for 5-7 days. There is minimal pain, which is alleviated with extra strength Tylenol.
Recovery:
Regular daily activities can be resumed within 24 hours. Care should be taken to protect the earlobe from any further trauma while the earlobe heals. The ear can be re-pierced after 4 weeks. 

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