Ear Lobe Repair Bend, OR

What is earlobe repair?

Earlobe repair is a specialized field in cosmetic dermatology that deals with the correction, repair, and reshaping of earlobes that have been split, stretched, or are over sized.

What is done in split earlobe repair?

The pulling or snagging of drop earrings that rip right through the Ear Lobe Repair Bend ORearlobe where it was attached usually causes torn earlobes. This does not only result is an undesirable looking ear, but also makes it impossible to for the patient to wear normal earrings again. The technique for split earlobe repair is simple, painless, and can be carried out under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. After the anesthesia has taken effect, the doctor will cut away the skin that has healed on either side of the torn earlobe. The edges that are created from the incision will be sutured back together to close out the split earlobe.

What is stretched earlobe repair?

Stretched earlobe repair is usually recommended when the use of ear stretchers have enlarged the holes in the ear, but the wounds are not healing as expected. The method employed in stretched earlobe repair is very similar to split earlobe repair. Removing the stretchers and allowing the ears to heal as much as they can on their own will facilitate the surgical earlobe repair afterwards. Much like with a lobe repair, this procedure can be done under local anesthesia with the surgeon suturing the stretched opening closed to resolve the unnaturally overstretched appearance of the earlobe.

How long will earlobe repair require to heal?

The sutures used to close wounds during earlobe repair will usually be removed after five days. If you choose to pierce your ears again, do not do it on the scar or just about the scar because this tissue is weaker and will tear more easily. Request for the new piercing to be done either on the right or left side of the scar for more optimal results.