Earlobe Repair in Beverly Hills, CA

Misshapen earlobes, whether congenital or because of damage, can impact your physical appearance and can be a discomfort. Earlobe repair is a surgical procedure that seeks to restore a natural and balanced shape to the earlobes. At Feldmar Aesthetics, this outpatient procedure is a service that we offer at our clinic in Beverly Hills, CA. If your earlobes have been damaged or stretched and you are seeking a solution, we are here to guide you through the process.

What Is Earlobe Repair?

Earlobe repair is a minor surgical procedure designed to correct and restore the appearance of torn, stretched, or damaged earlobes. It typically involves careful incisions followed by reshaping and suturing the earlobe to achieve a natural look. This effective treatment is a common solution for individuals seeking to correct earlobe concerns.

Causes for Stretched or Damaged Earlobes

Ear Gauges

Ear gauges, a form of body modification, can significantly stretch the earlobes. While this is a personal style choice for some, individuals may later decide to reverse this stretching. When the stretching is extensive, an earlobe repair surgery may be required to restore the natural appearance of the lobe.

Heavy Earrings

Frequent wearing of heavy earrings can lead to elongated ear piercings and, in some cases, complete tears in the lobe. An earlobe repair procedure can correct this damage, restoring the lobe to its original shape and size.

Caught or Pulled Earrings

Accidental pulling or snagging of earrings can lead to a torn earlobe. This can occur during hair brushing, when changing clothes, or due to an accidental tug from a child. These types of injuries may require repair depending on the extent of the damage.

Trauma or Injury

Aside from accidental pulls, other forms of trauma or injury can also lead to torn earlobes. In such instances, a torn earlobe repair procedure can help restore the earlobe’s original shape and functionality.

Congenital Concerns

In some cases, individuals may be born with misshapen or oversized earlobes. In these situations, earlobe repair can be utilized to reshape the lobe and create a more balanced and proportional appearance.

Earlobe Repair Before and After

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What Can You Expect From the Process?

What to Expect From Your Consultation

During your consultation, we will discuss your ear lobe concerns and your desired outcome. This one-on-one meeting is a chance for us to understand your needs and develop a personalized plan for your earlobe repair procedure. We’ll explain the process in detail and answer any questions you might have to ensure you feel comfortable and confident about the procedure.

What to Expect From the Procedure

Earlobe repair is a relatively fast procedure that is usually performed under local anesthesia. The process typically involves making strategic incisions to remove excess tissue and reshape the earlobe. Then, we use sutures to close the incisions, creating a natural, symmetric appearance. The entire procedure usually lasts between 30 and 60 minutes per earlobe, depending on the complexity of the case.

What to Expect From Earlobe Surgery Recovery

Following your earlobe repair, we apply soft dressings to aid healing and provide you with a temporary headband to maintain ear positioning. Within a week, most patients can typically return to work, and stitches will dissolve or be removed. After two weeks, the headband usage can be ceased, but care should be taken to avoid bending the ears. By six weeks post-procedure, you should feel back to normal, able to resume all activities, and fully enjoy the results of your earlobe surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions About Earlobe Repair

Can My Ears Be Re-pierced?

Yes, after an earlobe repair procedure, your ears can be re-pierced. However, we typically recommend waiting for a minimum of six to eight weeks to ensure that your earlobes have fully healed. It’s also advisable to avoid placing the new piercing in the exact location of the old one to prevent potential issues.

How Long Will My Earlobe Repair Last?

Because of the nature of the tissue on your earlobes, the results of an earlobe repair surgery are generally long-lasting and often permanent. The integrity of the repair is usually very robust, and with proper care during the earlobe surgery recovery phase, the chance of experiencing future issues is significantly reduced. However, remember that your earlobes can still be susceptible to damage or trauma, so appropriate care and precautions are key to maintaining the results.

How Can I Protect My Earlobes From Future Damage?

To protect your earlobes from future damage after a torn earlobe repair, there are a few precautionary steps you can take. Firstly, be mindful of the earrings you wear — opt for lighter ones and avoid long, dangling earrings that can easily be caught or pulled. Secondly, make sure to remove your earrings before activities where they might get snagged, like sports or when brushing your hair.

Schedule Your Earlobe Repair Consultation Today

Your earlobes play an essential role in the overall balance and symmetry of your face, and any damage or irregularities can be a source of concern. With earlobe repair, you can restore the natural appearance of your earlobes effectively. At Feldmar Aesthetics in Beverly Hills, CA, we are committed to providing personalized and high-quality care to all our patients. If you are concerned about earlobe shape, damage, or stretching, Dr. Feldmar can help. To learn more, you can contact us today at (310) 820-2111 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation with us. 

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