Our experienced doctors/surgeons can repair a split earlobe very quickly. The procedure is normally expected to take under an hour including the initial consultation.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics can carry out split earlobe treatment in our London clinics at Harley Street, City of London, Putney, South Kensington.
We do not recommend wearing earrings for at least 6 months after surgery to help prevent a recurrence. Note:
- The ear is likely to need re-piercing. This should not be done for at least 6 months
- Heavy earrings must be avoided permanently so that the problem does not recur
- Wear small, light, hypoallergenic earrings for the first 2 weeks
- Your ears may completely heal over and require re-piercing
With any cosmetic plastic surgery procedure there are potential side-effects in terms of infection, bleeding and scarring. At Cosmedics our doctors who are experts in dermatological surgery will ensure the highest standards of care and will also provide you with aftercare instructions to minimise the risks.
Any surgery will leave a scar, although we do use precise methods in order to minimise this.
As part of our aftercare, we recommend the use of Kelo-cote UV silicon scar gel, which is clinically proven to reduce scarring and protects the healing wound from sunlight.
Rarely, some people with very dark or light skin have an abnormal response to healing and end up with larger scars than usual (hypertrophic or keloid scars). We will assess and discuss this at consultation prior to treatment.
Initial healing takes a couple of weeks. During this time, you may experience itching, but should not expect any further bleeding after the first day, unless the area is accidentally knocked.
No, we use local anaesthetic to ensure that the procedure is pain-free.
After the local anaesthetic wears off, you may wish to take painkillers for the rest of the day. By the next day, any discomfort has normally passed.
Earlobe reshaping is a minor surgical procedure. It is carried out on a ‘day case’ basis in our clinics and generally takes no more than an hour, including the consultation.
The surgeon will use a scalpel to expose and remove the stretched flesh inside the hole or split. The fleshy part of the earlobe will then be drawn together and secured with stitches to hold it in the right place while the flesh heals.