Earlobe Repair

Earrings have been a common accessory for as long as we can remember. Usually, you can wear earrings with very little concern about injury to your earlobes. However, there is always a small chance that something could go wrong. People with stretched earlobes caused by injury or heavy or large ear jewelry may at some point feel self-conscious about their appearance. Earlobe repair surgery can help.

Georgia Dermatology Partners is proud to provide a variety of surgical dermatology services, including earlobe repair. For more information, contact us at 770-972-4845. We provide friendly, professional care in Braselton, Loganville, Snellville, Brookhaven, GA, and the surrounding areas.

What is Earlobe Repair Surgery?

Earlobe repair is a precise reconstructive procedure that is performed to restore a normal, proportionate appearance to the earlobes. The procedure may be performed to repair a tear or other injury, stretched earlobes caused by wearing gauges, or elongated earlobes that have resulted from natural aging or other factors.

Who is a Candidate for an Earlobe Repair?

If your earlobes have been torn or severely stretched, their shape may change over time but may not return to normal. You may be forced to live with earlobes that are long and loose. If your earlobes have completed their natural shrinking process and you would like to further refine their shape, you may be a good candidate for earlobe repair. You may also seek earlobe repair for an injury such as having an earring torn from the earlobe. Ideally, you will be in good physical health for this minor procedure and understand what your doctor expects in terms of your cosmetic outcome.

What Are the Benefits of Earlobe Repair Surgery?

Misshapen earlobes can cause a great deal of self-consciousness. You may feel as though your ears degrade your professional appearance or the image that you see for yourself. Having earlobe repair can be a step forward into feeling fully confident in your appearance. The repair process is minimally invasive and carries a very low risk of complications such as noticeable scarring.

How Does an Earlobe Repair Procedure Work?

Earlobe repair may look slightly different in every case. When you consult with one of our experienced dermatologists, they will explain the details of your procedure. Generally, the process involves cleansing and numbing the earlobe. Using a surgical scalpel, the doctor removes scar tissue and extra skin to restore optimal shape and proportion. Standard or dissolvable sutures are placed. If your sutures are not dissolvable, they will be removed about one week after your initial repair.

How Long Does an Earlobe Repair Procedure Take?

The earlobe repair procedure takes only 15 to 30 minutes per ear. This may vary slightly depending on the extent of tissue contouring that is needed. You can expect to return to most of your normal activities right away after your appointment.

Does an Earlobe Repair Require Anesthesia?

We believe in pain-free experiences as much as possible! To begin your earlobe repair procedure, your doctor will administer a local anesthetic to the earlobe. This renders tissue completely numb, allowing you to rest comfortably throughout your procedure.

How Long After an Earlobe Repair Will I See Results?

You will be able to observe your ear as soon as your procedure is complete. Once you have seen the repair, your ear will be covered with a small piece of gauze. This can be removed the following day, at which time your ear may look slightly red and puffy or swollen. Still, your new earlobe shape and size will be noticeable at that time.

Schedule Your Consultation

Georgia Dermatology Partners proudly serves Loganville, Snellville, Braselton, Gainesville, Monroe, and Lawrenceville, GA with minimally-invasive surgery procedures like earlobe repair. Call us today at (770) 972-4845 to arrange a visit at an office near you.

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