About the Procedure
Earlobe repair is an outpatient procedure performed in Dr. Ostad’s AAAASF accredited surgical facility. It typically takes about an hour, and there is little or no downtime. The ear is cleansed, and numbed with local anesthesia. Small incisions are made to reshape inner tissues, behind the lobe, and the visible front surface. Dr. Ostad uses extremely fine sutures to close the site, for minimal scarring.
The doctor may prescribe antibiotics and topical ointment. Usually over the counter analgesics are sufficient to manage residual discomfort, but talk with Dr. Ostad if you have concerns in this regard. The site is protected with a small sterile bandage for a few days. You must keep lobes clean and dry as possible for about three weeks to minimize risk of infection and promote healing.
If you choose to have ears re-pierced, you may do when healing is complete – usually about eight weeks.
Earlobe repair cost could be less than you’d spend on new pair of earrings. Call (212) 517-7900 to learn more about earlobe repair surgery at Ariel Ostad, MD, PC in New York.