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Earlobe repair is a surgical procedure that is performed to correct earlobes that have become stretched or completely. This can be the result of an accident or due to the stretching of the earlobes because of heavy earrings or gauges. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Young offers earlobe repair for patients in Plano, TX.
Earlobe Repair Candidates
The earlobes can become torn or stretched due to a variety of reasons. In some cases, an earring may get caught or snagged on something that can cause the earlobe to rip or completely tear. In other cases, wearing heavy earrings can eventually cause the earlobe tissue to stretch and become loose.
Earlobe repair surgery can be performed to correct earlobes that have been partially stretched or fully split. When you come in for your earlobe repair consultation in Plano, TX, Dr. Young will examine your earlobes so that she can create a personalized surgical plan based on your needs. She will go over any relevant medical history and answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure.
What to Expect
Earlobe repair is an outpatient procedure that can typically be performed in-office under local anesthesia. The earlobe will be cleansed and a small portion of skin that surrounds the area where the ear lobe has torn will be excised. Next, the tear in the earlobe is sutured shut. The sutures will remain in place for about a week before being removed or dissolvable sutures may be used.
Earlobe repair surgery is not painful. You may feel the initial injection for the anesthesia, but the rest of the procedure should produce little to no discomfort.
Recovering from Earlobe Repair Surgery
You may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort following your earlobe repair surgery. These issues should subside over the next few days or so. Pain is typically mild and can be managed with over-the-counter medication.
There is little downtime required following earlobe repair surgery. Most normal activities can be resumed the next day. However, more strenuous activities such as sports and exercise should be avoided for around two weeks. Patients will also need to avoid sleeping and lying down directly on their ears during the recovery process.
The earlobes can be re-pierced following earlobe repair surgery, but patients will need to wait several months after their earlobes have fully healed before doing so.
Earlobe Repair Cost
When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Young will go over the details of your procedure including the expected price of your earlobe repair surgery in Plano, TX. Factors like the extent of the work required and the type of procedure being performed will go into determining the overall cost of your procedure.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Young is a board-certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, located in Plano, Texas who specializes in cosmetic and complex reconstructive procedures. Contact Dr. Young today to schedule a consultation for your earlobe repair in Plano, TX.