DR. EFFIE POLITIS
WHAT IS AN EARLOBE REPAIR?
An Earlobe Repair is a surgical procedure that improves the shape, position or proportion of the ear(s) to bring balance to the face.
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?
A great candidate for an earlobe repair is someone who is uhappy with the size and shair of their earlobes. Elongated earlobes can form from injury, heavy earrings, age, and genetics.
HOW IT'S DONE:
In an Earlobe Repair, Dr. Politis will start by excising the the elongated hole or stretched out lobe. She then sows the skin to form a newly rejuvenated earlobe.
Piercing can be performed if needed in 6-8 weeks.
RESULTS, RECOVERY, FREQUENCY
Recovery for an Earlobe Repair lasts 10-12 weeks with a long term fix.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Discomfort immediately following an earlobe repair is normal and can be controlled with pain medication.
There may be an itchy feeling under bandages. It is essential that bandages remain intact and are not removed for any reason. Failure to do so may result in loss of some of the correction and may require a secondary surgery.
Have all prescriptions filled prior to your surgical date (if ordered)
Do not take any aspirin, Plavix, ibuprofen (Advil,Motrin), Vitamin E, Fish oil, Coenzyme Q10 or medications containing these compounds for 14 days before your procedure.
Other medications prescribed by your personal physician should be taken as necessary.
Come with clean hair and skin. No face creams/lotions. No using body lotions or perfumes on the day of surgery.
Do not wear any jewelry, piercings or contact lenses.
Refrain from vigorous exercise on the day before your earlobe repair.
Have a regular meal on the evening before surgery, and drink plenty of water. Avoid alcoholic beverages on the evening before surgery.
It is best to eat a small meal prior to your procedure
Sutures stay in for 1 week.
You can shower in 24 hours after your earlobe repair.
Once sutures are removed, you can pierce your ear(s) if desired in 6-8 weeks.