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Earlobe Repair

For centuries, earrings have been worn to enhance one’s beauty and appearance. Over time a piercing site can stretch from years of wearing heavy jewelry. On occasion, a person may suffer a tear in the earlobe, resulting in a cleft or a split in the lobe. This can lead to discomfort and self-consciousness, as well as the inability to wear earrings. Split earlobe repair can allow you to feel more confident and wear your favorite jewelry again.

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What to Expect During the Procedure

Split earlobe repair is performed under local anesthesia in the office. A small tape bandage is worn for seven days. Sutures are removed five and seven days after the procedure. Re-piercing is performed six weeks after the procedure and is part of the repair package, if desired. Your facial plastic surgeon will make recommendations about earring materials for piercing to minimize the chance of recreating a deformity.

Because a local anesthesia is used, it will not be necessary to have someone drive you home. You will be able to resume your usual activities the day following your surgery. We have provided split earlobe repair before and after photos of our patients to help you visualize the possibilities.

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Why L&P For Earlobe Repair?

As we get older, our earlobes continue to stretch and elongate, sometimes noticeably. You may simply want a smaller earlobe that would be in better proportion with your ear and the rest of your face. This can also be accomplished with surgery.

You may be a candidate for earlobe surgery if the appearance of your earlobe draws unwanted attention, detracts from other facial features, or if you generally don’t find your earlobe shape to be attractive. Common reasons for seeking out this type of surgery:

  • Split earlobes
  • Stretched or elongated piercing holes from jewelry or gauged ears
  • Elimination of a piercing

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Earlobe Repair Before and After Gallery

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Earlobe Repair before and after treatment

Earlobe repair to fix previous gauge piercing

This is a great example of what you can expect out of an earlobe repair procedure. Drs. Lieberman and Parikh perform minor procedures like earlobe repair when they can. This patient had considered going to her medical provider for this procedure, but is ecstatic that she chose Drs. L&P. She couldn’t be more happy with the result.

Earlobe Repair before and after treatment

L&P Earlobe Repair for Aging Ears

Earlobe repair is a minor procedure that Drs. Lieberman and Parikh perform on a weekly basis. It is common for women to notice their earlobes sagging as they age, due to heavy earrings throughout the years. This minor procedure can do wonders for patients that are unhappy with their earlobes.

Earlobe Repair before and after treatment

Earlobe Repair Before & After Case 67

A former musician from San Francisco, this patient came to Drs. L&P with very large guage earring holes that left him feeling self-conscious. He was looking to advance his new career in business with a more professional look, so Drs. L&P restored his earlobes by removing the scar tissue and stitching the sides back together, leaving only a minimal scar. He is now much more confident in his appearance having very natural-looking earlobes.

Recovery and Beyond

Whether you’re visiting us for a surgical procedure or a nonsurgical aesthetic treatment, you can trust our team to provide detailed recommendations and deliver an unmatched experience from the moment you walk through our door. Explore all that we have to offer.

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