Having gauged ears may have been the biggest, boldest trend ten years ago but like most trends, that one has quickly faded. If you hopped on that trend wagon and have drooping earlobes that are full of regrets, Dr. George Philip Smith has got you covered. With an earlobe recovery procedure, he can repair your earlobes by getting rid of excess skin and tightening up the hole. And, in just 30 minutes on average, we can perform this procedure and send you home to recover. So, how can you speed up your recovery and get the most out of your earlobe repair? Let’s take a closer look.
Don’t Re-Pierce Your Ears Right Away
Even though you may feel a bit naked without anything hanging from your ears for a little bit, we recommend that patients wait an average of 4-6 weeks until they re-pierce their ears. This waiting period will give your cartilage plenty of time to heal.
Because your earlobes may be a bit tender for the first few days after surgery, try to avoid placing anything over them like headbands, earphones, hats, or even placing too much pressure on them when you sleep.
Even though this surgical procedure is brief and fairly non-invasive, many patients still experience a little bit of pain and swelling while they are recovering. To help ease the swelling and discomfort, try taking over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen for the first few days. If swelling or pain persists, contact our office right away.
When it comes to recovering from any type of procedure— no matter how small it is, there is one thing that’s for certain: if you follow the instructions by Dr. George Philip Smith, you should have a speedy recovery. Are you ready to learn more about earlobe repair surgery or recovery? Schedule your consultation with Dr. George Philip Smith today at our office. CALL TODAY: (718) 608-1111.