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Earlobe repair is performed on damaged earlobes to restore them to their original shape and size. Earlobes may experience stretching or tearing for many reasons including wearing large gauge plugs or heavy, dangling jewelry. Trauma to the earlobes can also result in bothersome imperfections. Having misshapen earlobes can affect both your self-esteem and the way in which others perceive you. Fortunately, earlobe repair is a quick and simple procedure that can correct these irregularities. If you struggle with a displeasing earlobe aesthetic, Dr. Grazer in Newport Beach can perform earlobe repair to improve your appearance and enhance your confidence.
Benefits of Earlobe Repair
Earlobe repair can mend earlobes that are damaged or malformed as result of:
- Wearing heavy earrings or large plugs
- Trauma or injury
- Congenital abnormalities
Earlobe Repair Candidates
Whether your earlobes have stretched over time due to wearing heavy earrings or oversized plugs, or they have been injured in an accident, earlobe repair can help restore their aesthetic appearance. Most individuals who have experienced stretched or torn earlobes are candidates for earlobe repair, regardless of age. Ideal candidates should have realistic expectations of their results and be in good overall health.
Earlobe repair is a fast and straightforward surgery that can be completed in under one hour. In Newport Beach, Dr. Grazer uses local anesthesia to numb the earlobe for the duration of the procedure. After the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Grazer removes the inner lining of the damaged skin to mend the underlying tissue before stitching the lobe back together. Small sutures are placed to close the incisions and minimize scarring. Earlobe repair can be performed on one or both earlobes.
Recovery and Results
There is virtually no downtime associated with earlobe repair, and you can return to your normal activities almost immediately. You may experience some mild pain in the ear area during the first 24 hours of recovery. If necessary, this discomfort can be remedied with over the counter pain medication. Be sure to keep the sutured area as clean as possible during healing to reduce the risk of infection. Scarring is minimal with this procedure. You can see the final results of your surgery within a few weeks, at which point your earlobes should have completely healed. You can re-pierce your ears two to six months after your procedure. To maintain your refreshed earlobes, refrain from wearing any heavy earring or stretching your lobes with large gauge plugs.
Potential Side Effects of Earlobe Repair
Complications associated with earlobe repair are rare and tend to be minor. However, there is a small risk of infection and earlobe asymmetry. You can minimize the chance of experiencing complications by following all aftercare instructions.