Earlobe Repair | Auburn, AL
Do you have torn or stretched earlobes? Whether your earlobes were damaged from a traumatic event, years of wearing heavy earrings or gauges, the result is the same. Stretched or torn earlobes are unsightly and inhibit your ability to wear most earrings. The U.S. Army recently passed a regulation that states that holes in the earlobes greater than 1.6 mm will not be tolerated. You must get them repaired before enlisting. The good news is your earlobes can be repaired in the office under local anesthesia in approximately 30 minutes. The recovery time is minimal and most people go back to work the same day after the procedure. Sutures are removed in 5 days. You may re-pierce your ears in 6-8 weeks after the procedure.
What do I need to do to get my earlobe repaired?
- Call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Aquadro
- Stop blood thinners such as aspirin or fish oil 5 days before the procedure (if okay with your primary doctor)