What Can I Expect During Recovery?
After earlobe surgery, post-operative discomfort is usually minimal and can be easily managed with over-the-counter medication, if any. The area may be swollen and tender immediately after your procedure, but this is normal and should subside over the next few days.
Most patients are able to resume normal activities afterward, but it’s recommended that you’re careful with hats, hairbrushes, jewelry and hair dryers during your recovery period. Although your ears can be re-pierced once they’re fully healed, heavy earrings can restretch and split the earlobes again. It’s recommended that patients wear lighter jewelry or studs in the future to avoid this.
After your procedure, Dr. Huettner will provide you with more specific aftercare instructions and a direct line of communication should you have any questions or concerns.
After the area is healed, Dr. Huettner at Manhattan Plastic Surgery NYC will then upon request re-pierce your earlobes, so you can enjoy wearing your beautiful earrings once again.