My earring got ripped out and I had it stitched back together over 2 years ago (January 2011) I think. I was wondering if I can get my earlobe re pierced?
My Earring Got Ripped out 4 Years Ago and I Had Surgery on It Around 2 Years Ago. Can I Get my Lobe Repierced?
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My earring got ripped out and I had it stitched back together over 2 years ago, can I re-pierce?
Can I Get my Lobe Repierced?
Yes, you can get your lobes re-pierced. It is best to place the new holes in a slightly different spot to avoid the old scar.
Can I re-pierce my ear 2 years after repair?
Absolutely! I typically have my patients wait about 8 weeks after the repair before they re-pierce. I recommend not wearing your earrings to bed, and limit yourself to not wearing the real heavy ones.
Best of luck,
Jennifer L. Harrington MD
Harrington Plastic Surgery
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You can definitely get your ears re-pierced. I do think some people have skin that is more prone to pulling through and tearing. I think you should wear very light earrings. I let my patients get pierced 6 weeks after the repair. Avoid the actual scar.
Re-piercing After Earlobe Repair
- I tell my patients they may re-pierce their earlobes 6 weeks after their earlobe repair. You will be fine if it's been a couple years since your repair.
Piercing ears after Earlobe repair
Yes, we usually like our patients to wait at least 6 months after having an earlobe repair before re-piercing. Being two years out, it is more than safe to pierce your ears again. Don't allow someone to pierce over the previous area or a tear may reoccur in the future. Once pierced it is best to stick with light weight earrings as heavy earrings can cause the another tear.
Yes, you can re-pierce your ears! (Just not in the same place, please!)
You can safely re-pierce your ears. I recommend avoiding the previous scar from the repair done 2 years prior. Go adjacent to the scar for the best look and minimize the risk of recurrence.
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