Earlobe Repair in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, CA
Attractive earlobes subtly enhance facial beauty, but they’re rarely noticed unless they stand out in an undesirable way. That can happen when earlobes are unusually large or hang too low, or when they are damaged by injury or the long-term effects of earrings. Earlobe repair is a surgical procedure to repair damaged earlobes or to reshape earlobes that are naturally large or otherwise uncomfortably noticeable. 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.
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. To learn more about earlobe repair in Beverly Hills with Dr. Feldmar, contact Feldmar Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation.
Why You Might Consider Earlobe Repair in Beverly Hills with Dr. Feldmar
Earlobe repair surgery improves your appearance by reshaping overly large or unattractively shaped earlobes and by repairing damaged or injured earlobes.
If you were born with oversized or misshapen earlobes, or if your earlobes have grown larger with age, earlobe repair can restore a more balanced and proportional appearance.
Causes for Stretched or Damaged Earlobes
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.
Ear gauges, a form of body modification, can significantly stretch the earlobes. While this is typically done as a personal style choice, you 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Planning Your Earlobe Repair Procedure
Your initial consultation with Dr. Feldmar is a key step in understanding whether earlobe repair surgery is right for you. In your consultation with Dr. Feldmar, he will examine your earlobes and ask questions to understand your goals for the procedure. He will then recommend and explain the safest and most effective approach based on his medical expertise. He will then explain what you can expect throughout the process.
Dr. Feldmar’s goal, and the goal of everyone at Feldmar Aesthetics, is to help you make informed decisions, have realistic expectations, and feel comfortable through each step in your experience.
How is Earlobe Repair Surgery Performed?
Earlobe repair surgery is performed in our state-of-the-art Swall Surgery Center in Beverly Hills that has been designed and built to our specifications to provide safe, high-quality, personalized patient care. Earlobe surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, usually using a local anesthetic.
The procedure typically involves making strategic incisions to remove excess tissue and reshape the earlobe. To reshape or reduce the size of the earlobe, a small notch may be cut in the earlobe and excess tissue removed. As an alternative, excess tissue may be removed using an incision along the lower edge of the earlobe.
To repair an injured or damaged earlobe, the skin lining the tear or piercing is removed and sutures are used to pull the tissue together. The wound is closed in layers to create a natural, symmetrical appearance. The entire procedure usually lasts between 30 and 60 minutes per earlobe, depending on the complexity of your unique case.
When the procedure is complete, you can go home. If no sedative has been used, you can drive yourself. Otherwise, you’ll need to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you.
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What to Expect in Recovery After Your Earlobe Repair Surgery
Soft dressings will be applied to your ears to aid healing, and a temporary headband will be placed to hold the dressings and your ears in position. Dr. Feldmar will provide instructions on caring for yourself as you heal, caring for your wounds to prevent infection, returning for follow-up appointments, and gradually resuming your normal activities.
Most patients choose to take about a week off from work and other activities, but every patient is different. Dr. Feldmar will work closely with you to determine an appropriate schedule for resuming physical activity. After two weeks, you will no longer need the headband, but you should take care to avoid bending the ears. By six weeks after the procedure, you should feel back to normal, able to resume all activities, and fully enjoy the results of your earlobe surgery.
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Schedule Your Consultation
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. David 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.
Earlobe Repair FAQS in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, CA
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.
The results of earlobe repair surgery are generally long-lasting and often permanent. With proper care during recovery, the chance of experiencing future issues is significantly reduced. Care must be taken, however, not to repeat the injury or trauma.
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.
Earlobe repair does leave a small scar, but it is often far less noticeable than the problem the surgery corrects. You can minimize scarring by carefully following Dr. Feldmar’s care instructions during recovery and by avoiding unprotected exposure to the sun for six months after your surgery.