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Restore the Appearance of Your Ears

Earlobe repair can have a significant impact on your facial symmetry and confidence. Dr. G’s earlobe repair typically takes less than one hour, and recovery is minimal. Many individuals find this procedure to be easier than expected, and love the restored appearance of their earlobes.

Why Get Earlobe Repair? 

Because earlobes are completely made of skin and fat and have no skeletal support, they are susceptible to injury or damage from too much pressure or weight. There are many reasons why patients choose to undergo earlobe repair. Here are the most common.

Micro-Tears

Earrings can be a great accessory, but when they’re long or heavy and worn frequently (or during sleep or showering), earrings can create micro-tears that, over time, build up and elongate the lobes. 

Ear Gauges

Ear gauges are a style choice that many people eventually move on from. Unfortunately, when ear gauges are removed, the earlobes are severely stretched out, often causing the desire for correction. 

Piercing Mistakes

If you have a regrettable piercing(s) or are unhappy with uneven piercings, earlobe repair can correct this. The earlobe(s) will be restored, and then can eventually be re-pierced if you would like. 

Injuries 

As mentioned above, the earlobes are very fragile because they are made of skin and fat. Injuries can happen when children or pets tear an earring through the lobe, or even when an earring gets caught while changing clothing. 

Natural Aging 

With age, the earlobes can become quite saggy or wrinkled. Dr. G can plump the earlobes and give them a restored, more youthful appearance by using dermal fillers or fat.

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Treatment

Earlobe repair is generally quick and easy, and is performed in-office using only local anesthetic. The approach that Dr. G will take for your earlobes will depend on how severe your condition is, and what caused it. Sometimes dermal filler alone is enough to treat the issue, while other cases will require excision. 

Injection of a dermal filler to plump the earlobes is a simple procedure. If your case requires excision, the procedure takes 1-2 hours. Dr. G will remove excess drooping skin, will freshen the edges, and will then carefully suture the torn or elongated area closed. 

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Recovery

Your earlobes should be fully healed within 1-2 weeks. During this time, it’s important to keep the sutured area very clean. You may wash your hair normally, but be very mindful of the treated areas.

You may experience mild swelling during recovery, but this is temporary. Over-the-counter pain medication can help with any discomfort. Sutures are usually removed one week following surgery.

If you had surgery on both earlobes, we recommend sleeping on your back so that no pressure is applied to them during recovery. Earlobes can be re-pierced if desired once the repair has healed sufficiently, usually after 1-2 months.

Why Choose Dr. G Plastic Surgery?

In practice for over 20 years, Dr. Joseph Grzeskiewicz (or “Dr. G” to his patients) is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in La Jolla, California. As a very hands-on practice, our team at Dr. G Plastic Surgery goes above and beyond when it comes to care and the patient experience. There is so much that we do that sets us apart from other aesthetic practices, from our in-depth consultations to our continuous availability when you need us. Our passion is making our patients happy, and it’s our mission to make sure that you get the best possible advice and are fully content with your results. If you’re looking for earlobe repair, book your consultation with us today.

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