Earlobe repair is a relatively simple procedure. This outpatient procedure begins with a local anesthetic that is injected into the earlobe to numb the area. There are a number of different techniques that can be used to repair the earlobe, depending on the severity of the damage.
Individuals who have their ears pierced may notice that their piercing holes stretch and become elongated over time, especially if they wear heavy earrings. When piercing holes are stretched, they are at risk for wearing through the bottom of the ear completely, resulting in a split or torn earlobe which makes it impossible to continue wearing earrings. Thankfully, earlobe repair can help to restore the earlobe to its natural state so that the ears can be re-pierced, and earrings can be worn again.
For individuals who have damaged or thinned earlobes, dermal fillers can also help. When a small amount of dermal filler is injected into the damaged earlobes, it adds volume to the area, helping it to return to a more natural shape. Dermal fillers can also help in plumping up stretched, drooping earlobes so that patients can wear earrings more comfortably. The effects of dermal fillers for earlobe repair can last for about nine months to one year, depending on the type of filler used.
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Earlobe repair usually takes between 15 minutes to an hour to perform, depending on the extent of the correction needed.
If there is only a partial tear, then the damaged portion of the skin will be removed, and small sutures can stitch the remaining skin back together into a more natural shape.
If the lobe is completely torn, or if the lobes have been severely stretched, a more extensive approach will be needed. This may involve rearranging healthy earlobe tissue to replace damaged tissue and reconstruct the earlobe.
With over 25 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Berger has geared his practice towards the soothing and therapeutic side of cosmetic medicine. By specializing in anti-aging treatment along with cosmetic enhancement, his goal is to help each patient live a long, healthy, and beautiful life. Call us at 310-695-1051, or complete the form on this page.