After earlobe surgery on a torn earlobe, how long will the ear take to heal before it can be pierced?
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Dean Vistnes, MDVistnes Plastic SurgerySan Francisco Bay Area
Re-piercing an earlobe
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After repair of a stretched or torn earlobe, the more you wait the better. I usuallt recommend waiting at least 6-8 weeks. I also recommend to examine the thickness of the earlobe, as some of my patients have very thin earlobes and may benefit from a small amount of dermal filler to give support to the earlobe prior to piercing.
When it's safe to re-pierce following earlobe repair
I typically recommend waiting 4 months or more if the piercing is going to be close or right along the scar that results form the earlobe repair. If the scar and the re-piercing are more distant from each other than a shorter time period may be appropriate, but I would discuss this with your surgeon.
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Repiercing is typically performed three months following repair of a torn ear lobe.
Hope this helps.
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