A woman in her early 50s with a partial split of her left ear which may be due to sleeping with earrings in place. She is shown before and again, 3 months after repair in the office. Scars typically are at their reddest and thickest 6 weeks after the repair, and then soften and fade over the next 2 years. At three months the earlobe is typically ready to be re-pierced. I recommend that my patients start topical silicone at 6 weeks to help with scar maturation.
Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Specialist
"I treat my patients like I would treat- Jonathan D. Hall, MD, FACS
members of my own family."