A 24-year-old female asked:
Does it hurt getting your ear hole sewed? one hole was pierced lower than the other one it's nearly at the bottom of my lobe. sewing pain? anaesthesia
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Have you been: evaluated yet to see if surgical correction is indicated ? If hole is small then incision made may cause may of a scar then the current piercing hole. Local would be used.
3.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Slot ear repair: Slot ear repair is performed in the office under local anaesthesia. It is not a painful procedure. The previous hole is excised and the edges are sewn together to close the hole.
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Last updated May 23, 2015
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