Ear Lobe Repair

A Split or torn earlobe is one of the most common aesthetic deformities of the ear. This can results from heavy earrings, an earlobe that is pierced in an improper position, or from trauma to the lobe. Regardless, it can cause distress to the patient who wants to continue to wear earrings or would like to restore symmetry to their earlobes.
Fortunately, there is a simple and effective procedure that can fix theses earlobe tears in the office.

Considerations

– Ear lobe repair surgery can repair
– Saggy ear lobes from years of wearing heavy earrings
– Unsightly ear lobes from improper piercing technique or infection
– Natural congenital deformities in shape and size of the earlobe
– Traumatic injury to one or both ear lobes resulting in deformity or scarring
– Enlarged holes from intentionally stretching or gauging the ears for fashion

Am I a good candidate for ear lobe repair?

– Split earlobe
– Enlarged earring hole in earlobe
– History of trauma to the ear lobe

About the earlobe repair procedure

The degree of the earlobe tear helps to determine the type of repair needed. Small flaps are sometimes used to redesign the ear lobe.
Absorbable sutures are typically used and due to their color and small size they well camouflaged.

Ear lobe surgery is almost always an outpatient procedure that can be done in an office setting under local anaesthesia only.

How long will my results last?

There is almost no discomfort after an ear lobe repair. After an ear lobe repair, the stitches are usually removed or dissolve on their own in about a week. Ear lobe surgery results are permanent.