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Earlobe Repair

How to Prepare for Procedure

We thank you for choosing our office for your earlobe repair procedure. We want to help you succeed in every way possible.  

What Can I Expect After Surgery?

  • Swelling and bruising may be present behind the ear but the degree of each varies. For the first 7-10 days after surgery, keep your head elevated at least 30 degrees at all times to minimize swelling.
  • Your ears will feel “numb” and very stiff for a while after surgery, but this will resolve with time. Slight discoloration of the skin around the ear is normal.
  • You should avoid wearing a traditional face mask that may pull on the ears. Try to use one that doesn’t put unnecessary pressure on the incision. 
  • Discomfort after the procedure is minimal, and pain medication is rarely needed.

Pain Management After Surgery  

  • We recommended over the counter Tylenol to help with any pain. Read the label and follow the instructions.
  • We can call in an oral steroid to help with swelling if it is causing you discomfort.

Wound Care for the Surgical Site

  • Keep a thin coating of Aquaphor on the incision site, you will need to apply 3-5 times a day for the first week. The incision site should never be dry.
  • Clean the sutures using a cotton swab and a solution of 1⁄2 white vinegar and 1⁄2 water. A small amount of watery drainage, bruising, and redness may be noted. 
  • You will not be able to wear earrings for 4-6 weeks following the procedure.

Skin Care After Surgery

  • We will provide a scar cream (Silagen- scar refinement system) to start using one-week after surgery to help prevent scarring as much as possible.
  • Protect your facial skin from excessive sun exposure for months after surgery.  Please use sunscreen anytime that you are outside. Exposing the healing scars to the sun can cause more prominent scarring. 

Activity Level After Surgery 

  • Avoid any strenuous physical activity for 1 week after surgery.
  • A small amount of bleeding is common in the area once you become more active. 

What Happens at the Follow-Up Visits?

  • You will have a follow-up 1 week after the procedure to assess the incisions and your healing progress. Some sutures may be removed at this appointment.
  • We have a Candela Vbeam Prima Perfecta Laser Machine, a pulsed-dye laser (PDL), that will help reduce the appearance of dark red or purple bruising more quickly.  
  • We will take photos at each follow-up appointment to monitor your healing progress. 
  • You will have a follow-up 2 weeks after the procedure to have any remaining sutures removed.
  • You may call or email at any time during your recovery if you have questions or concerns in between follow-up appointments.
  • We can re-pierce the ear at 8-12 weeks post-op. You must provide the jewelry. We require a straight, lightweight earring. 

Who Should I Call if I Have Questions? 

Please call our office at (972) 914-3660. You may also email photos or questions to info@dsa.live and someone will get in touch with you within 24-48 hours. 

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    Dr. Randy R. Sanovich, DDS Board Certified Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
    As a dual board-certified surgeon in oral, maxillofacial, and facial cosmetic surgery, Dr. Randy Sanovich is committed to providing optimum results for his patients. Dr. Sanovich’s extensive training ...
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