When to Have Torn Earlobe Repair

Cosmetic ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can be used to modify the shape, size or positioning of the ear. This field of plastic surgery has seen many advancements in recent years. Too much weight or trauma on the sensitive earlobe tissues can lead to a tear. When tears like this occur, it can be unattractive and embarrassing. Furthermore, it can make it hard to wear most ear jewelry. This is a good example of a time to consider having torn earlobe repair surgery done. Simply put, the best time to have torn earlobe repair surgery is when your earlobe is damaged or torn.

How Earlobes Are Repaired

Earlobe tears and splits can be corrected using delicate surgical techniques. The best way to repair the damage is discussed with the patient while the procedure is planned. The way in which the earlobe tear will be repaired will depend on the severity of the injury and the shape. The surgery will be done with the patient under a local anesthetic. Our aim is to repair the torn earlobe without distorting the natural shape of the ear. Naturally, the length of time the surgery takes will depend on the amount of work that needs to be done.

Piercing the Earlobes Again

After the earlobes have healed, they can be pierced again. However, it's important to wait at least a minimum of eight weeks before attempting to pierce them again. The earlobes must be given adequate time to completely heal or further damage can occur. Heavy, dangling earrings should be avoided after the earlobes have healed. It will take a few months before the delicate earlobe tissues recover the greater part of their former strength.

Recovering from Torn Earlobe Repair

It's important to stay home for a few days before resuming regular daily activities. The patient should listen to and follow our doctor's instructions for caring for the earlobe. Very careful measures must be taken by the patient to avoid the risk of causing any injury to the earlobe.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Serving the Washington, DC area, Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery in Bethesda proudly offers earlobe repair surgery in addition to traditional otoplasty surgeries in order to fix any damage that has been done to the earlobes. Schedule a consultation with our medical professional to learn more about this incredible procedure and how it can repair your damaged earlobes. Contact our office today to make your appointment and begin your journey to better-looking ears.