After earlobe surgery on a torn earlobe, how long will the ear take to heal before it can be pierced?

I have earlobe surgery scheduled for 8/19/16 and would like to wear earrings by 9/8/16.

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Piercing after Earlobe Repair

Thank you for your question! It will always depend on your individual healing process but it is recommended to wait at least 6 weeks to allow your earlobes to fully heal from surgery.

Be well! 

Piercing after Earlobe Repair

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Thank you for your question! It will always depend on your individual healing process but it is recommended to wait at least 6 weeks to allow your earlobes to fully heal from surgery.

Be well! 

Earlobe repair

I have my patients wait 3 months after earlobe repair before re-piercing. Depending on your healing, you may be able to wear a clip on style sooner. Check with your plastic surgeon.

Earlobe repair

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I have my patients wait 3 months after earlobe repair before re-piercing. Depending on your healing, you may be able to wear a clip on style sooner. Check with your plastic surgeon.

Earlobe Surgery

I recommend patients wait 3 months prior to re-piercing. The time constraints you are under put you at risk to re-tear.

Best wishes.

Earlobe Surgery

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I recommend patients wait 3 months prior to re-piercing. The time constraints you are under put you at risk to re-tear.

Best wishes.

Earlobe repair

Usually you want to wait at least 6-8 weeks to repierce earlobes after repair. Best wishes.
Dean Vistnes, MDVistnes Plastic SurgerySan Francisco Bay Area

Earlobe repair

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Usually you want to wait at least 6-8 weeks to repierce earlobes after repair. Best wishes.
Dean Vistnes, MDVistnes Plastic SurgerySan Francisco Bay Area

6 weeks

We tell our patients to wait 6 weeks following the surgery before they can re pierce the hole. Usually we re pierce it for them. 

6 weeks

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We tell our patients to wait 6 weeks following the surgery before they can re pierce the hole. Usually we re pierce it for them. 

Re-piercing an earlobe

Apply Plato's Scar Serum on the earlobe scar and then wait about 4 to 6 weeks to re-pierce. 
Best, Dr. KaramanoukianLos Angeles

Re-piercing an earlobe

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Apply Plato's Scar Serum on the earlobe scar and then wait about 4 to 6 weeks to re-pierce. 
Best, Dr. KaramanoukianLos Angeles

Piercing earlobes after earlobe repair

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.

Piercing earlobes after earlobe repair

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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.

When it's safe to re-pierce following earlobe repair

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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.

Ear lobes and Re-piercing

Great question!  I typically recommend waiting 6 weeks after any ear lobe repair before re-piercing the ears.  Best of luck to you!

Ear lobes and Re-piercing

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Great question!  I typically recommend waiting 6 weeks after any ear lobe repair before re-piercing the ears.  Best of luck to you!

Earlobe repair

Thanks for your question. This is much more common procedure than many people realize that plastic surgeons perform. I typically wait 6 weeks after the repair, then I have patients bring in a light pair of stud earrings that they wish to wear for a few weeks before changing them out. We agree on the proper location on the ear lobe, but it cannot be exactly in the line of the repair (higher risks of it re-opening). I hope that helps you, and I'd say that 99% of patients who have this done are very pleased. Best wishes.

Earlobe repair

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Thanks for your question. This is much more common procedure than many people realize that plastic surgeons perform. I typically wait 6 weeks after the repair, then I have patients bring in a light pair of stud earrings that they wish to wear for a few weeks before changing them out. We agree on the proper location on the ear lobe, but it cannot be exactly in the line of the repair (higher risks of it re-opening). I hope that helps you, and I'd say that 99% of patients who have this done are very pleased. Best wishes.

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