Our surgeons can rapidly and effectively repair torn earlobes, whether caused by years of wearing huge and heavy earrings or an injury. This is a relatively simple surgery performed by Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam, an experienced surgeon, with a quick recovery.
What Causes Earlobes to Tear?
If people wear heavy earrings, the piercing hole may eventually become stretched out due to the weight of the earrings pulling on it over time. In addition, some people consciously used ear gauges or spacers to enlarge the piercing hole. Unfortunately, these holes stretch permanently, and reconstructive surgery is the only way to fix them.
Other causes of torn earlobes include:
- Sleeping with earrings on
- Holding a phone close to your ear
- The earring becomes tangled in your hair or brush
Torn earlobes are more common in people with tiny, thin earlobes. However, occasionally (often due to a child pulling on an earring), earrings are ripped violently and quickly from the earlobe, causing pain and bleeding.
Benefits of Earlobe Repair Surgery
Earlobe repair surgery is generally a painless and minimally invasive procedure – one of its many benefits. Your plastic surgeon will sterilize your earlobes, remove any damaged ear tissue and then place stitches to aid in the healing process. The simple procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to complete under local anesthesia, after which you are free to go home.
Additionally, the recovery time is short and the discomfort is minor. Any soreness can typically be relieved using over-the-counter painkillers. However, if you are extremely sensitive to pain, Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam can prescribe something a bit stronger to help you get through the worst part if necessary.
Another advantage of earlobe restoration is that patients often report increased self-esteem and confidence to experiment with new hairstyles – like buns and ponytails – after the procedure.
Schedule a Consultation for Torn Earlobe Repair Surgery
If you want more information about the benefits of earlobe repair surgery or have any other questions, please contact us at New You Plastic Surgery. We would be delighted to meet with you to see if you are a good candidate and discuss your options.
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