There are no real limitations to the position you can sleep in after earlobe repair surgery. We usually recommend that you sleep with an extra pillow as this will elevate your head and reduce any bruising or swelling.
Earlobe Repair After Procedure
We recommend that strenuous exercise is avoided for 48 hours to reduce the risk of bleeding and reduce pain.
You are usually fine to drive home after an earlobe procedure unless you have taken any medication during surgery that may make your insurance invalid.
You will be able to shower and wash your hair 24 hours after your procedure. Take care not to get the earlobe excessively wet and that you pat dry the area afterwards.
The healing time is usually 4-6 weeks.
The stitches used for earlobe repair are usually absorbable stitches which mean they will naturally dissolve within 2 weeks. If it has been two weeks and they are still visible then they can be removed at a post-op appointment.