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Earlobe Repair

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

EEarlobe Repair Surgery Procedures

Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

Earlobe repair is a simple procedure that restores the look, integrity, and natural shape of your ears. Common issues related to the earlobe are easily corrected in order to reverse the damage that results from age, heavy or large earrings, or trauma. This procedure is ideal for earlobe hole closures, to repair a split or hole that has developed over time, elongated and stretched earlobes from heaving earrings, and correction of severe deformities resulting from large hoop earrings. Heavy jewelry or large gauges can cause the earlobes to elongate or tear. Aging and development can lead to large earlobes that can make you feel self-conscious, or can prevent small earrings from staying in place.

Any severe deformity that results in large earlobes can greatly improved using the earlobe repair procedure. This reduces the size of the earlobes and makes them proportional to other features of the face.

Dr. Philip Solomon is a double board certified surgeon with specialty training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery practicing facial cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Solomon’s extensive experience will allow him to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. He performs this procedure on a daily basis under local anesthetic. The procedure is quick and the recovery has minimal downtime.

Common Earlobe Problems

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A pierced earlobe that is often exposed to heavy jewelry is most likely to stretch, split or tear. Although this can occur over time, earlobes can also be damaged by accident. Earrings get caught in clothing and can cause trauma to the tissue.

Aging Ear

Aging is another common source of elongated earlobes. Just as gravity affects other parts of the body such as unwanted sagging, it can have the same effect on aging earlobes. Aging earlobes that have become long can be a tell-tale sign of aging. Earlobe reduction is a procedure that can be performed in isolation and is often performed with facelift surgery.

Earlobe Problems

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Earlobe Reconstruction Surgery

Others may seek correction of their earlobes that have been stretched and elongated as a result of wearing large gauge earrings. Often these patients present a severe deformity to their earlobes requiring a more reconstructive approach that may be more challenging to restore the natural shape. However it is often achieved within the initial repair procedure.

Earlobe Enhancement Procedures

Earlobe repairs can also be done for purely cosmetic reasons. If you’re unhappy with the look of your earlobes, an earlobe enhancement procedure can offer a simple and effective solution. Some patients may request a fuller, plumped earlobe which can be achieved with filler injections, giving the earlobe strength to hold a heavy earring in place.

The Benefits Of Earlobe Repair

Earlobe repair can be done quickly and with minimal discomfort. There is little to no downtime, and you can be back to your normal routine the same day or next with the sutures being removed in 1-week. Earlobe repair is ideal for anyone who has some damage or deformity of the earlobe. Frequent candidates include those who have worn gauge piercings in the past and are looking to restore their appearance for personal and professional purposes.

Understanding The Procedure

The procedure involves carefully marking the area to be treated, sterilizing and stabilizing the earlobe to allow an incision to be made for correction.

Dr. Philip Solomon will determine the location of the incision depending on your particular case and remove the excess tissue and cartilage from the earlobe. Once the procedure is completed, the earlobes are reattached using fine sutures.

The procedure is performed using local anesthesia and magnification to allow small areas to be treated with the highest level of accuracy. This allows you to get a natural curve to the earlobe that is proportional to the entire outer ear. The sutures generally stay in place for about a week, however, most patients return to work the next day. This procedure, which can be completed in as little as 10 minutes per side, will undo years of damage from jewelry, accidents, and aging. You’ll restore the look of your ears and restore your natural appearance.

The procedure involves carefully marking the area to be treated, sterilizing and stabilizing the earlobe to allow an incision to be made for correction.

The Recovery Process For Earlobe Repair

Immediately after your earlobe repair, it’s important that you follow all post-operative instruction to ensure your recovery is successful. The vast majority of earlobe repair work requires only one-week recovery. During this time, you might feel some pain as your earlobe is restored back to its optimal condition. One week following your procedure, we recommend that you come in for a follow-up assessment to ensure that the recovery is going well. In some cases, patients may be advised to take anti-swelling medication during the recovery to help minimize the extent of the surgical impact on your ear and may possibly experience some pain and discomfort during the recovery process.

The earlobes return to a natural shape and size and can be re-pierced within a couple of months if you choose. This procedure can help restore self-confidence and minimize signs of aging. Healthy looking earlobes can enhance the look of your entire face.

One of the many reasons so many patients are now choosing Solomon Facial Plastic for their earlobe repair procedure is due to our decades of experience in the treatment area. We educate our patients about all possible outcomes prior to any surgery based on their individual case. Dr. Solomon is always committed to achieving the very best results possible.

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We appreciate your inquiry and look forward to helping you with your cosmetic needs. In order to best help you, we require all cosmetic patients to come in for a consultation. All surgical consultations are $100.00, which will be deducted from the cost of your surgical procedure. All non-surgical consultations are complimentary. To book an appointment, you can complete the form below or call our office at 866-293-0616. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Is Earlobe Repair Right For Me?

This is one of the most important questions you must ask when considering your cosmetic options. Researching your treatment and your surgeon are helpful in making this decision. At Solomon Facial Plastic, we do our part by providing you with as much information as possible. Cosmetic surgery is a personal choice. Here are the types of patient that might benefit from this procedure:

– Those that have worn heavy dangling earrings over many years, causing lasting damage to their earlobes that must be corrected through surgery.

– Those that have stretched their earlobe significantly in order to wear large disc earrings as a fashion choice.

– Those whose earlobes have been torn all the way through, either due to a sports injury or due to a trip or fall in or outside the home.

Frequently Asked Questions On Earlobe Repair

In order to achieve optimal results from your procedure, it is important that you have a clear understanding of the procedure. Our team at Solomon Facial Plastic will provide you with helpful information about earlobe repair and the recovery process involved. Here are several of the most frequently asked questions asked about earlobe repair.

Will I Have Permanent Or Dissolvable Stitches?

Dr. Solomon typically uses nylon sutures (which require removal in a week) in the front of the earlobe and dissolvable stitches on the backside of the earlobe. This gives the best scar in the visible area.

In circumstances where a patient states they are traveling or cannot return for suture removal in a week dissolvable sutures can be used.

How Long Does The Procedure Last?

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A great benefit of having the earlobe repair work completed by Dr. Solomon is that the procedure will only take approximately 30 minutes. At the Solomon Nasal and Facial Plastic Surgery Centre, we are equipped with the latest surgical tools in order to complete the procedure with the utmost precision in the shortest possible timeframe.

When Can I Exercise After A Procedure?

It is important to listen and follow our post-operative instructions before getting back into your exercise routine. Most people are able to resume exercise at their normal level within 72 hours of the procedure being completed.

What Is The Follow-Up Process?

One important element of the post-surgical phase of the earlobe repair procedure is the follow-up process. We work carefully with patients to ensure we follow-up on their repair work and any issues they might be experiencing afterward. We will ask that you come into our offices one week after the procedure to speak to our team. During this follow-up appointment, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions and ensure you are healing well. Dr. Solomon generally advises patients not to re-pierce the ears for 6 weeks after the ear lobe repair.

Working with the trusted team at Solomon Facial Plastic, and Dr. Solomon ensures that you have access to some of the most experienced professionals within the industry.

We have worked with patients throughout Toronto and across Canada, to support and perform their earlobe repair surgery. To discuss your surgical options with an experienced surgeon today, contact the Solomon Nasal and Facial Plastic Surgery Centre to book a consultation at 905-764-7799.