Lobuloplasty is the repair of torn ear lobe.
Otoplasty is a general term for ear reshaping. Ear lobe reconstruction is much less involved than other forms of ear reshaping.
The raw edges are brought directly together using Ethilon skin sutures that are removed after 5-6 days. No provision for the jewelry hole is made at this time. After several weeks of healing, the ear can be pierced again. A straight closure like this has increased risk of scar contraction causing a notch at the bottom of the lobe after healing.
Injection of local anesthetic numbs the earlobe. Anesthesia wears off after several hours. After surgery most patients do not need pain medication, only need to apply local antibiotic ointment. If any pain medication is needed, paracetamol seems to work well.
You may wash your hair . Be careful of your good bed linens with the drainage and ointment.
Heavier jewelry is not recommended immediate post op, but if you must, wait at least two months after surgery.