A common problem in women are torn lobes. This occurs after wearing heavy earrings or that have been pulled causing the tear. Torn lobes can be easily repaired under local anaesthetic.
The stitches are removed after 2 weeks, and the ears can be pierced again after 8 weeks. We recommend avoiding heavy or long earrings to prevent it happening again.
You can go to the beach or the pool from the moment that the wounds are completely closed which is usually within two weeks.
You can exercise immediately.
We recommend that you sleep on your back after surgery with your head elevated.
You can sunbathe immediately if you do not have bruises.
You can travel perfectly on an aeroplane after the surgery.
We will show you photographs from previous cases so that you can get a more detailed idea of the final result.
After the surgery you will be irritated. It will not be pain, but irritation. You will have the sensation of aching, stiffness and some pressure. You will take medication for the pain which means that you will have more irritation at bed time, due to the bandage, the antibiotic etc. which will provoke discomfort more than pain.
The scar of a torn earlobe correction is extremely concealed. However, multiple treatments exist which improve the final results of scars such as silicon patches, rosehip oil, creams, laser, etc. etc. although most of the patients do not require any additional treatment due to the quality of them.
You should avoid taking aspirin or any other medication which provokes anticoagulation. Let us know if you usually take vitamin supplements or medicinal plants. Some make the blood coagulate more slowly.
You should avoid at any cost, the use of heavy earrings that encourage that the lobe tears again. Also, you cannot pierce the ear again in the same area as the surgery for at least three months.
It is odd that this happens before a certain age as it takes years for an earlobe to tear, because of this, most patients are over 25. However, and due to certain cosmetic fashions with the use of ear dialators in the lobes, some patients require this surgery even if they are under age, which requires the consent of a parent or tutor.