Earlobe repair is typically performed to repair torn, split, or stretched earlobe skin. The most common reason to need this treatment is from piercings that may split the earlobe all the way through over time or maybe you have large gauges that you have grown out of and would like repaired back to normal size.
Trauma to the ear lobe, such as an accident or sport injury can also cause some sort of tear. Elongated earlobes also happen with aging. Whatever your situation may be, earlobe repair surgery is likely the right solution for you.
Earlobe repair surgery is a typically simple outpatient procedure. Once scar tissue is removed from the split or injury, one of our board-certified dermatologists will use fine stitches to close the earlobe and restore it back to its original form.
This repair is minimally-invasive and doesn’t require any downtime. Each ear will usually take around half an hour to complete. Prior to beginning the procedure, our team will prep you with a local anesthetic to ensure you experience minimal pain throughout.
Repairing stretched earlobes will improve your confidence, facial balance, and overall aesthetics. This simple procedure will rejuvenate your earlobes and allow you to wear earrings that you may have not been able to wear previously.
Even though this type of revision is straightforward, it will require delicate hands and vast experience. It’s important to find a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon that you trust when making these types of skin corrections.
Some things you should expect after an earlobe surgery repair are:
We recommend a follow-up appointment approximately two weeks after your initial appointment to ensure your ears are properly healing. Many patients ask us if they are able to ever re-pierce the ears again– and it is possible once the healing process has been completed. We would be able to give you an accurate time frame during your follow-up appointment.
Many people wait a long time expecting earlobes with oversized holes or splits to heal on their own, however the hole and split will remain until a corrective procedure is performed. A lot of patients wish they would’ve done this procedure sooner.
Book a consultation with our dermatologist-led team if you’d like to find out if earlobe repair surgery is right for you. All details and questions will be discussed during the consultation before scheduling your procedure appointment.
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