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Cosmetic Dermatology

Earlobe Repair

If your earlobe(s) has been damaged, stretched, torn, or are unusual in shape, earlobe repair can surgically correct the problem. Whether you are unhappy with enlarged piercings and want to repair a large hole, or your earlobe was torn or ripped as a result of an injury, these aesthetic problems can be fully resolved with the help of Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group.

Common reasons to undergo Earlobe Repair surgery:

  1. Earlobe Lacerations – Earlobe laceration repair is a very common surgical procedure performed at Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group . Earlobes are typically lacerated, or torn, from earrings that get inadvertently pulled. They can also occur in patients who wear excessively heavy earrings that pull down on the earlobes. In many patients, the tiny hole from the piercing becomes elongated as the skin is torn.
  2. Enlarged Earlobes – In some cases, patients present for earlobe reshaping because their earlobes are just too large for their liking.
  3. Earlobe Gauging – Over the last several years, earlobe gauging has become a very popular and trendy practice. Earlobe gauging involves placement of a gauge, or plug, into the earlobe. Gradually, a larger gauge can be placed over time to further stretch the earlobe to the desired size. Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group can help to return the ear to its normal shape.

Earlobe Repair Experience

Earlobe repair is an outpatient surgery performed at our state-of-the-art dermatology office in Phoenix, AZ. Only local anesthesia is needed to perform the surgery. The procedure is customized for each person, and typically requires removing a small quantity of scar tissue/skin and suturing the earlobe to create a more aesthetic appearance. The entire surgery requires only 30 min to complete, based upon the extent of the earlobe repair necessary. After surgery, you will be free to return home, and will be allowed to drive yourself.

Recovering from Earlobe Repair Surgery

Earlobe repair surgery does not involve a significant recovery time and is not particularly painful. Any discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication if needed.

On the day of your earlobe repair surgery, you will go home with a small gauze covering the area. You will be provided with detailed wound care instructions tailored to you. It is best to avoid sleeping on your ears until the sutures are removed, which are typically removed in about one week. If you prefer pierced ears, you can re-pierce them 6 weeks after surgery.

Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group specializes in Earlobe Repair Surgery. During a consultation, your board-certified dermatologist will evaluate your earlobe and discuss your treatment plan. Schedule an Earlobe Repair consultation today.

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