Earlobe Repair in Wichita, KS
Rips, tears, and gauged earlobe holes can cause individuals concern and may prevent them from wearing their favorite jewelry.
If you’ve experienced damage to one or both of your earlobes, especially from pierced earrings or gauges, a simple procedure can restore the appearance of your ears and allow you to wear your favorite ear jewelry and accessories again.
Am I a Candidate for Earlobe Repair?
Earlobe repair is designed to address your ear’s aesthetic when the earlobe has suffered an injury or a piercing has stretched.
Ideal candidates for earlobe repair are seeking a quick and efficient procedure to correct the appearance of their earlobe(s). If you’re dealing with one or more of the following issues, earlobe repair may be your best solution:
- Heavy earrings have caused your earlobes to droop
- Wearing earrings has caused your earlobes to become asymmetrical
- Your earlobe has been torn by an earring being pulled or from other causes
- Gauges have permanently stretched your earlobes
Our Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Center in Wichita, Kansas, offers expert earlobe repair to improve your appearance and restore your ability to accessorize your ears.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew Conrad by calling 316-681-2227 today.
What Are the Benefits of Earlobe Repair?
A torn or otherwise injured earlobe can sometimes convey the wrong idea of who you are, and subtle changes like earlobe repair can improve your image. Damage to an earlobe can happen easily, for the most innocent of reasons, and can leave lasting insecurities if it isn’t corrected.
Earlobe repair can accomplish the following:
- Fixes a ripped earlobe
- Closes a stretched-out piercing or gauge hole
- Restores symmetry to uneven earlobes
- Improves the appearance of an earlobe that has scars from an infection
Don’t let other people’s imaginations run wild just because you have a damaged earlobe.
How Is Earlobe Repair Performed?
Earlobe repair surgery is a simple in-office procedure performed under a local anesthetic. Tiny incisions are created along the earlobe, and excess tissue is removed while the remaining healthy tissue is re-contoured, pulled together, closed with sutures, and then bandaged.
The exact placement of your incisions and sculpting techniques will depend on the type of correction needed to help you achieve the results you desire.
Earlobe repair is commonly performed alongside otoplasty (ear pinning surgery) to improve the ears further. This simple operation repositions the ears closer to the scalps and resizes or reshapes them as necessary.
What Is Recovery From Earlobe Repair Like?
You may experience some minor swelling following your surgery. Most people resume their normal activities immediately after this procedure, and stitches are removed in five to seven days. You can expect some temporary numbness in your earlobe(s) and mild scarring that will fade over time.
What Results Can I Expect After Earlobe Repair?
Some minor scarring may occur on the earlobe, but it will likely fade over time. Patients who properly care for their earlobes can maintain results that last for years.
Wichita, Kansas, Earlobe Repair
Dr. Matthew Conrad is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Wichita, Kansas, who provides a number of surgical and non-surgical facial, breast, and body procedures with the highest level of care.
If you want to improve the appearance of your earlobes or have other cosmetic concerns, schedule your consultation with Dr. Conrad today. Contact our office at (316) 681-2227, or fill out our online contact form for additional information.
Earlobe Repair FAQ
How much does earlobe repair cost in Wichita?
Your earlobe repair surgery is customized to meet your individual needs, so costs can vary greatly. Scheduling a consultation is the best way to determine how much it will cost to undergo earlobe repair.
How can I avoid earlobe damage?
There are several ways to reduce your risk of earlobe damage, some of which include:
- Don’t wear heavy earrings for long periods.
- Remove dangling earrings when communicating over the telephone.
- Remove earrings when styling your hair and at the salon.
- Be cautious around babies and small children as they often grab and pull earrings.
- Remove your earrings while dressing and undressing.
- Help prevent earlobe damage in children by not allowing them to wear dangling earrings.
What can’t an earlobe repair procedure fix?
Earlobe repair procedures are designed to restore the natural contours of your earlobes and are effective in virtually all cases of damage there.
Some individuals have ears with very small, underdeveloped lobes, or an injury may have destroyed one. While this area can often be stretched, more reconstructive techniques may be necessary to enlarge, create, or recreate earlobe(s).
As a board-certified plastic surgeon who also specializes in reconstructive surgery, Dr. Conrad has the skill and experience to perform these more complex procedures when needed.
Are there any risks associated with earlobe repair?
Earlobe repair is a safe procedure with a low risk of complications. Although rare, a sunken linear scar or notching of the lobe can occur.
How soon can my ears be repierced after earlobe repair?
A week or two following your procedure, stitches will be removed, and after another four to five weeks of healing, most patients can have their ears re-pierced and begin wearing lightweight earrings again, but you should talk to Dr. Conrad first.