If your tribal earlobe repair procedure took place under local anaesthetic then you should be fine to drive home afterwards. However we do recommend that patients come with a friend or family member in case you feel unwell or faint after the procedure and they can instead drive you home.
Tribal Earlobe Repair After Procedure
You will be able to get back to your exercise routine 48 hours after your surgery. We advise patients to wait 48 hours to reduce the risk of bleeding and pain in the area treated. You should also take care if you are involved in contact sports and ensure that your ears are protected and not at risk of being rubbed for at least 6 weeks post-procedure.
You will be able to wash your hair 24 hours after stretched earlobe repair surgery. We recommend that you try to avoid the earlobe getting excessively wet and that you gently pat dry the area afterwards. Full aftercare advice will be provided to you on the day of your surgery.
It can take up to 4-6 weeks for the stitches to absorb and the wounds from tribal earlobe repair surgery to heal.
At The Private Clinic we use absorbable stitches in earlobe repair surgery. Absorbable begin to naturally dissolve after 1-2 weeks. If you notice visible stitches after two weeks then you may need to book a post-op appointment to get them removed.