Years of wearing jewel-studded earrings can take a toll on your earlobes! Like other parts of the body, skin on around your ears can lose elasticity over the years, and many people are looking for a way to correct and improve the appearance of their earlobes. At Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, we offer earlobe repair surgery to restore your earlobes!
What causes damage to the earlobes?
There are many factors that can contribute to stretched-out or damaged earlobes in need of repair, such as years of wearing earrings, accidents that affect the earlobe tissue, and age.
While piercings may contribute to your look, over time it often places the earlobes at risk for tearing, stretching, or keloid scarring. If any of these cosmetic concerns are present, or if you are discontent with the natural appearance of your earlobes, earlobe repair surgery is an exciting option you may consider.
Who is a good candidate for earlobe repair surgery
Ideal candidates for earlobe repair surgery are those who are unhappy with the natural appearance of their earlobes, those who have experienced trauma or damage to the earlobe as a result of an accident, or those who have noticed stretching or tearing after a prolonged period of wearing jewelry.
What can I expect from an earlobe repair procedure
While each patient’s needs are different, Dr. Greenberg and his team will assess your unique needs and formulate a treatment that will help you correct any earlobe stretching or damage and give you an improved appearance that will boost your confidence.
A treatment will generally include sealing a tear or traumatized area, redistribution of tissue, and/or reshaping the ear to achieve greater facial harmony and overall better aesthetic appearance. Dr. Greenberg will sterilize the earlobe, stabilize one or both of the earlobes, and then proceed to make an incision. This incision should be near the torn or damaged area of the earlobe or the area where excess stretching begins. This strategically placed incision allows a plastic surgeon to remove extra skin and cartilage from the earlobe. In the final stage of an earlobe repair surgery, the remaining sides of the earlobe are sewn together using sutures, leaving you with an improved lobe.
What is the recovery like for an earlobe repair surgery?
Recovery from earlobe repair surgery is very easy, and most procedures can be done while under localized anesthesia. Following your earlobe repair surgery, you won’t even need to take pain medication, as most patients ease any discomfort after the surgery with over the counter medications. Like with any other medical procedure, you should refrain from intense physical activity and take a few days to let your body’s natural healing properties do their job.
Every patient is provided with specific after-care instructions that are customized to their specific procedure.
Years of wearing earrings, damage from an accident, or loss of elasticity from age can cause stretching of the earlobe that can make many people unhappy with their appearance.
If you are looking to correct the appearance of your earlobes, contact Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for an earlobe repair surgery.