Split Earlobe Repair Essex

What Is Split Earlobe Repair?

Split earlobes can occur for several reasons, including earrings being forcibly pulled out of the ear, or as a result of the repeated use of heavy earrings. The earlobes can be completely split or partially split, where the piercing hole is stretched. Split earlobe repair Essex is performed to reconstruct these earlobe deformities. Split earlobe repair surgery is indicated for those who have a completely or partially split earlobe.

For those considering split earlobe repair surgery, contact Mr Sierakowski to arrange a plastic surgery Essex consultation and discuss the surgery in more detail. During this appointment you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and find out what results you can achieve from this procedure.

How Does Split Earlobe Repair Essex Work?

Split earlobe surgery is usually performed under local anaesthetic and takes less than an hour to complete. The edges of the piercing hole or split are carefully refreshed so that they can be stitched back together, reconstructing the normal curved contour of the earlobe. Tiny stitches are used to stitch the earlobe back together – they are almost as fine as a human hair. An antibiotic ointment is then applied to protect the suture line and help it to heal. After the procedure, you can return home immediately, but you should avoid any pressure on the ear.

When you go home, we will advise you on how to care for your wounds, including applying the antibiotic ointment daily. You can get the earlobes wet, and wash and shower normally – just avoid rubbing the earlobes. After 7 days, you will need to return for a follow-up visit to remove the stitches. We recommend you wait at least 6 weeks before piercing your earlobes again.

What Are The Risks Of Split Earlobe Repair Essex Surgery?

As with any procedure, there are some risks with split earlobe repair Essex surgery. These include bleeding, infection and unfavourable scarring. An uncommon, but serious complication is hypertrophic or keloid scarring, where an excessively lumpy scar is formed on the earlobe.

What To Expect From Split Earlobe Repair Essex Surgery?

The recovery time from split earlobe repair Essex surgery is about a week, and it’s suggested that you avoid any heavy exercise during this time, to minimise any bleeding from the wound. It’s also best that you have someone to drive you to and from the hospital on the day of your surgery, as you will be having a local anaesthetic.

Split Earlobe Repair Essex

Mr Sierakowski specialises in reconstructive surgery, including split earlobe repair Essex and performs his procedures in multiple locations in Essex. These include Springfield Hospital and Phoenix Hospital in Chelmsford and Wellesley Hospital in Southend-On-Sea. Get in touch to find out more about split earlobe surgery and how Mr Sierakowski can help.