What is Ear Lobe Repair?
Ear lobe repair is the process of repairing the ear lobe after it has been stretched, split, or torn. This procedure allows patients the opportunity to wear earrings again and joins the ear lobe back together after it has been torn or split.
Benefits of Ear Lobe Repair
Ear lobe repair has several benefits, and the reason each person has the surgery performed will vary.
Some of the benefits include the following:
- Ear lobes that have been elongated or stretched can look more normal
- Better-looking ear lobes
- Ability to re-pierce ears after recovery
How Is Ear Lobe Repair Performed?
The repair process does not take a long time and is typically done in an hour or two. The procedure can be performed as an office procedure and is usually done under local anesthesia. During the procedure, incisions are typically made along the split or tear to create a fresh wound. Once this is done, scar tissue is removed, and the ear lobe is then stitched back together.
Preparing for Your Ear Lobe Repair ProcedureYou can prepare for your ear lobe repair procedure by discussing your expectations with your plastic surgeon. At your pre-surgery consultation, you and your plastic surgeon will discuss the procedure and your reasons for the procedure, and your doctor will take a closer look at your ear.
Ear Lobe Repair RecoveryOnce the surgery is completed, surgical dressing or a type of bandage will be placed over the ear. It is not uncommon to experience discomfort in the area once the anesthesia wears off. You will often need to return to your plastic surgeon’s office to have the stitches removed a week or two after surgery.
How Much Does an Ear Lobe Repair Procedure Cost?
The cost of ear lobe repair will depend on a few different factors, and no price is the same for all patients. We are happy to discuss financing options with you when you come in for your initial consultation.
Is Ear Lobe Repair Right for Me?
You will make a good candidate for this procedure if your ear lobes have been damaged or torn due to an accident or piercing. People who suffer from emotional distress caused by having split ear lobes are great candidates as well.
Why Choose Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons?
Our physicians understand that all patients are unique, and no single procedure fits all patients. With the combination of aesthetic and surgical skills, we have the ability to meet the unique needs of our patients.
What to Expect During Your Consultation?
During your consultation, you can expect your plastic surgeon to discuss the procedure with you and any risks associated with it. This procedure is done quickly and requires little recovery time. During your pre-surgery consultation, you can ask your surgeon questions and address any concerns you may have. In addition, your surgeon may want to discuss your medical record with you to ensure proper care. A number of people are discovering the benefits of an ear lobe repair procedure to boost their confidence and self-esteem. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!