Topical numbing cream will be applied to your earlobes before local anaesthesia is injected into the lobe. Once numb, your ear will then be wiped down and sterile drapes will be placed around the ear. The technique of correcting a stretched earlobe will vary slightly deepening on the shape and size but generally a section of tissue will be removed and the open ends are then stitched back together with absorbable stitches and a bandage will be applied.
Earlobe Repair Day of Procedure
Earlobe repair usually takes around 15 minutes per ear.
Earlobe repair surgery is usually carried out under local anaesthetic.
You should feel no pain during the procedure as both a topical numbing cream and local anaesthetic is applied to the area. As the anaesthetic gradually wears off post-procedure you may feel a little discomfort which can easily be managed with pain relief such as paracetamol.