Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
EEarlobe Repair Surgery 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 to reverse damage resulting 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 that can prevent small earrings from staying in place.
Any severe deformity that results in large earlobes is eliminated 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, Head and Neck Surgeon practicing in facial cosmetic and plastic surgery, understands the best way to repair your earlobes that will give you the best results with minimal recovery time.
Common Earlobe Problems
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.
Ageing is another common source of elongated earlobes. Just as gravity affects other parts of the body such as the breasts to sag, it can have the same affect on ageing earlobes.
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 with a severe deformity to their earlobes requiring a more reconstructive approach which may be more challenging to restore the natural shape, however it is often achieved within the initial repair procedure.
Earlobe repairs can also be done for purely cosmetic reasons. If you’re unhappy with the look of your earlobes, an earlobe repair can offer a simple and effective solution.
The following are some of the types of procedures available:
- Earlobe reduction
- Split earlobe repair
- Gauged earlobe repair
- Single/multiple hole closure
The Benefits of Earlobe Repair
Earlobe repair can be done quickly and with minimal discomfort. There is little downtime, and you can be back at your normal routine within a couple of days.
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.
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 ageing. Healthy looking earlobes can enhance the look of your entire face.
Understanding the Procedure
The treatment involves carefully marking the treated area, 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 anaesthesia 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 jewellery, accidents, and ageing. You’ll restore the look of your ears and restore your natural appearance.
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