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Jewelry can damage the ears through ripping and stretching the lobes. Torn earlobes can also be caused by sensitivity or an allergic reaction to the metal in the post of an earring. Ears can suffer tears from clip-on earrings that restrict blood flow and gauges that stretch the lobes over time. Torn earlobe repair plastic surgery can restore your appearance so you can wear your favorite jewelry again.

What Does Torn Earlobe Repair Surgery Entail?

Torn earlobe repair surgery is a simple cosmetic procedure that can be done using local anesthesia in approximately 30 minutes. Damaged tissues from the ear are removed and stitches are placed to promote healing. The stitches can be removed about a week later. Pressure on the ears should be avoided until the stitches are removed. Scarring is minimal, and you may treat any discomfort with over-the-counter medication.

You can return to normal activities immediately. Ears can be re-pierced within a couple of months after the procedure. It is recommended that you do not get the same spot pierced, as this can cause complications.

Torn Earlobe Repair Candidates

Individuals that would make good candidates for torn earlobe repair surgery are healthy with no history of keloids or severe scarring. A consultation with a board certified surgeon can determine if this procedure is the best treatment option for you. You will be able to ask questions, and the surgeon can explain any risks that may be involved.

Schedule a Torn Earlobe Repair Consultation

A torn earlobe can be painful and affect your self-confidence. To see if you are an ideal candidate, you may want to make an appointment with NYC board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam. He can examine your ears and recommend a treatment plan that is best for you. Schedule a consultation for torn earlobe repair plastic surgery today.

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