Subtle changes to improve your appearance can dramatically improve your image. Rips, tears, and enlarged holes in the earlobes can be a source of anxiety for many men and women, occasionally conveying the wrong message about a person. Heavy jewelry or trauma to the earlobe can cause it to droop or create holes that make it difficult to wear your favorite jewelry. Earlobe repair is designed to improve the function and aesthetics of your earlobes.
Ideal candidates for earlobe repair are looking for a quick and efficient procedure to correct the appearance of their ears. You should be in good health and have realistic expectations about your results. Men and women considering earlobe repair may identify with one or more of the following:
- Heavy jewelry has caused your earlobes to droop
- You have torn or damaged your earlobe
- Gauges have permanently stretched your ears
Earlobe repair surgery is performed as an in-office procedure under local anesthesia. Fine incisions are created along the earlobe. Excess lobe tissue is excised, and the remaining tissue is pulled and stitched together. A bandaged is applied. The exact placement of your incisions will depend on the type of correction needed to help you achieve the results you desire.
You may experience some minor swelling following your surgery. Most people immediately resume their normal activities. Your stitches will be removed after five to seven days. You might experience some minor numbness in your earlobes. You shouldn’t wear earrings for up to six weeks following treatment. After six weeks, you should only wear lightweight earrings to prevent future stretching.
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.
If you want to improve the appearance of your earlobes, schedule your consultation with Dr. Conrad today. Contact our office at 316-681-2227, or you can fill out our online contact form here for additional information.