SPLIT EAR LOBE CORRECTION

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SPLIT EAR LOBE CORRECTION

Many people suffer from torn earlobes because of years of wearing heavy earrings, a child pulling on their earring or simply catching earrings on something. Irrespective of whether the earlobe is torn partially or totally, it can be corrected.

The surgery is relatively straightforward and is conducted under local anaesthetic. The old ear hole is completely cut out to create 2 raw surfaces that can be stitched together in 3 layers. The scar maybe a straight line or a zig-zag line to reduce the risk of notching of the ear lobe edge.

The stitches are dissolvable in the back of the ear and non-dissolvable in the front. The whole procedure takes approximately 20 mins for each side.

You will have minimal pain for a day or 2. Paracetamol can be taken if necessary. Follow the following post operative instructions to avoid excessive bruising or swelling. You can return to normal activities the next day, avoiding anything strenuous for 2 weeks. The scar will remain red for a few months but generally settles vey well. The ear can be re-pierced 3 months after surgery.

SPLIT EAR LOBE PROCEDURE

Operation time

0.5 hrs

Anaesthesia

local

Nights in hospital

day case

Risks - common

bruising, swelling, temporary numbness

Risks - uncommon

infection, excessive scarring, asymmetry, bleeding

Pain and discomfort

1 day

Follow-up after surgery

1 week (stitches removed), 3 months

Time off work

1 day

Sports

2 weeks - jogging
4 weeks - everything

Result

2 weeks until final result
scars continue to improve over 18 months
ears can be re-pierced at 3 months

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FEES

Split Ear Lobe Correction (LA)

From £1000

OTOPLASTY INFORMED CONSENT FORM

SPLIT EAR LOBE CORRECTION

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions on discharge

  • The local anaesthetic will wear off approximately 1 hour after the procedure.
  • Paracetamol can be taken once the local anaesthetic has worn off.
  • If the surgery was to the head, sleep with the head slightly elevated on a few pillows for the first week and avoid bending with the head down.

Dressing clinic

  • No restrictions but avoid strenuous activities for the first week.

Activities

  • No restrictions but avoid strenuous activities for the first week.

Wound care

  • The wound can be very gently washed and then pat dry.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE WARD.

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