After Ear Lobe Repair
Ear Lobe Repair Aftercare Information
Ear lobe repair requires a short recovery time of about one week. You should arrange an office visit one week after the procedure is done.
Sleep with head of the bed elevated or use two to three pillows for one week after surgery. Absolutely no bending, lifting or straining. If you have little children, bend at the knees or sit on the floor and let them climb on to your lap. Avoid putting the phone to the affected ear for one week following surgery. Avoid turtlenecks or tight fitting clothing for one week following split ear lobe repair. You may wear clip on earrings beginning two weeks after split ear lobe repair.
Always protect your face from the sun. Following surgery, our staff will tell you when it is OK to apply sunscreen, cosmetics or facial creams to the surgical site. Avoid unprotected prolonged sun exposure for three months following split ear lobe repair to prevent pigmentation of incision lines.
Resume your normal diet.
How you will feel
Following split ear lobe repair, it takes time for the swelling to subside and for the skin to heal. At ten days postoperatively, swelling and minimal bruising may be apparent to you but not to many of your coworkers and closest friends. Swelling, bruising and disrupted sleep are very normal postoperative symptoms and will decrease as the healing process occurs. Patients typically do not need to take time off work other than the time for the surgery.