Everything You Need to Know About Earlobe Repair


Earlobe repair is a surgery to repair a torn, split, or stretched earlobe. Many patients seek this procedure for cosmetic reasons or to repair trauma from accidents, gauges, or wearing heavy, dangling earrings for long periods of time.

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about earlobe repair surgery to determine if it’s right for you. 

Who Is a Good Candidate for Earlobe Repair Surgery?

Candidates for earlobe repair surgery may have sagging, stretched, or damaged earlobes, are in generally good health, have realistic expectations for their procedure, and are nonsmokers. 

What To Expect During Earlobe Repair?

When you have your earlobe repair surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Leo Farrell, will begin by applying a local anesthetic to the ears to numb them. He will then trim away any stretched tissue and remove the skin around the damaged area. Once the procedure is complete, he will close up the area and provide you with your aftercare instructions. 

How Long Does Earlobe Repair Surgery Take?

Earlobe repair surgery generally takes around 15 to 60 minutes to repair but will depend on your specific needs.

What Is Recovery Like After Surgery?

Once the anesthetic wears off after surgery, you may experience some discomfort, which should subside within 24 hours. However, the ears may remain sensitive for the next few weeks. During this time, you may take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen, to mitigate any pain you’re experiencing. Furthermore, you may experience some swelling that should subside after ten days.

Depending on the type of sutures used, Dr. Farrell may have to remove them a week after the surgery. Patients can usually resume their normal activity, including physical exercise, in around four weeks. However, this may differ from person to person, so speak with your doctor before performing any intense exercise. 

Contact Farrell Plastic Surgery P.C. Today

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Farrell is skilled in providing high-quality results with skill and precision. If you are interested in earlobe surgery in Mechanicsburg, PA, place your trust in the experienced team at Farrell Plastic Surgery P.C. Contact our office today at (717) 732-9000 to schedule a consultation today.

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Taking the time necessary to ensure natural-looking outcomes is a key ingredient to Drs. Leo and Deborah Farrell’s ability to provide consistently elegant results that never appear obvious or overdone— and to do so with less discomfort or downtime for you.

“We never hurry through a procedure. That’s how beautiful outcomes are achieved.”


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