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Ear Lobe Repair

Ear Lobe Repair

Earlobe-womanAn ear lobe repair procedure is actually very common as it is used to reform the ear lobe, reduce the size or even fix the torn or stretched holes that were created for earrings. A split or torn earlobe is a frequent aesthetic deformity of the ear that both men and women often opt for to:

  • Regain their self-confidence.
  • To be able to wear earrings again (you will have to wait 2 months post surgery to get them re-pierced).
  • Cosmetic reasons.
  • Earlobe reduction.
  • Treat a split or torn earlobe.
  • Earlobe reconstruction.
  • Conquer a history of earlobe trauma.

An ear lobe repair surgery is ideal for men and women of all ages, but a consultation with an experienced professional will be able to determine if this is truly the best option for you as the degree of the ear lobe tear or concern can determine the kind of repair needed.

Process of Ear Lobe Repair

Earlobe-manWhile the simple and effective procedure of an ear lobe repair can be described as cutting a small notch on the ear lobe to then stitch it back together, there is some information pertaining to this surgery that you may want to be aware of.

  • Only local anesthesia is required.
  • Procedure typically only takes one hour.
  • Minimal scar formation.
  • Minimal discomfort after earlobe repair, which can be treated with regular Paracetamol.
  • Patients can return back to work immediately following the procedure.
  • Stitches are removed or dissolve on their own depending on what is used.

Further more, the procedure will start with the local anesthesia, and in order to rebuild the earlobe, the healed and scarred elements have to be removed, if this applies to the type of ear lobe repair procedure you are receiving. The repair is then performed in a zigzag or straight line and fine threads are used to support the repair and minimise possible scarring.

Potential Risks or Complications With an Ear Lobe Repair

This procedure is extremely simple, but just like all types of surgery; it does have potential complications and side effects, although they too are minimal.  You could experience excessive scar formation, notching, infection or recurrence, which is why it is so crucial to seek a trained professional to complete the ear lobe repair.


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