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Ear lobe repair

Ear lobe repair

Ear lobe repair is required when they undergo damage due to piercings, heavy earrings, accidental damage or injury or structurally weak ear lobes. The treatment for ear lobe damage is called Otoplasty.

How is an Otoplasty carried out?

Otoplasty is carried out under local anaesthesia. The area to be treated is cut out and the anterior and posterior sides are sutured. A dressing is them applied till the wound heals.

What to expect out of Otoplasty?

  • The wound would take about 7 to 8 days to heal.

Things one should do before Otoplasty –

  • Avoid damaging the existing ear lobe tear.

  • Inform the doctor if you have a tendency to develop keloids, cysts or blood clots.

  • Things one should do after Otoplasty –

    • Take prescribed medication.

    • Keep a close eye for infections. Consult the doctor immediately if complications arise.

    • Avoid wearing earrings or piercing for 3 to 4 months after the surgery.


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