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Has anyone had a torn earlobe repaired?
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: All the time
This is a pretty common procedure for most plastic surgeons.
The edges have to be freshened and then repaired together, usually in the office with local anesthesia. Sutures are removed in about a week. After the earlobe is well healed, it can be repierced (i do this for the patients whose ears I have repaired.).

In brief: All the time
This is a pretty common procedure for most plastic surgeons.
The edges have to be freshened and then repaired together, usually in the office with local anesthesia. Sutures are removed in about a week. After the earlobe is well healed, it can be repierced (i do this for the patients whose ears I have repaired.).
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Dr. Jeremy White
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Common Procedure
Earlobe repair is a common procedure that can be done in the office with minimal risk.
I usually make sure that the new piercing is done away from the scar since that tissue only reaches 80% strength when healed and is at greater risk for recurrence compared to fresh tissue.

In brief: Common Procedure
Earlobe repair is a common procedure that can be done in the office with minimal risk.
I usually make sure that the new piercing is done away from the scar since that tissue only reaches 80% strength when healed and is at greater risk for recurrence compared to fresh tissue.
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
We do this in the office frequently.
Both for males and females. Local anesthesia is used. Sutures are placed. The sutures come out in about a week. We have patients hold off on re-piercing for a while, and then not have them pierce through the small scar.

In brief: Yes
We do this in the office frequently.
Both for males and females. Local anesthesia is used. Sutures are placed. The sutures come out in about a week. We have patients hold off on re-piercing for a while, and then not have them pierce through the small scar.
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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