EARLOBE REPAIR SURGERY
Earlobe repair is usually done to repair torn, stretched or damaged earlobes, usually as a result of trauma or wear from heavy jewellery. If you are considering torn earlobe repair, this section will give you a basic understanding of the procedure.
In addition, if you have had facelift surgery and your ear lobes are pixie like, or have a pulled and tightened effect Dr Young, can revise this and return a more natural lobe/cheek junction.
When earrings get snagged in clothing, pulled accidentally or by a child, the result can be a torn earlobe. Earlobes can also become stretched from the wear of heavy jewellery or earring holes can become gradually enlarged over time. If you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your earlobes, or you have damage that makes it difficult to wear the jewelry you love, make an appointment with Dr. Young to find out more about torn earlobe repair.
When earlobe surgery is performed by a qualified, experienced surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Nevertheless, as with any procedure, there are risks associated with torn earlobe repair, including the risk of infection which are usually treated with a course of antibiotics.
Depending on your individual circumstances, torn earlobe repair can be performed immediately following an injury or delayed until the wound is healed and tissue is no longer inflamed. The specific method of repair will depend on how much tissue was lost and the nature of your injury. A variety of different techniques can be performed to close the wound, redistribute tissue, and reshape the ear to match your natural ear shape. Torn ear lobe repair is usually performed at the Day Surgery using a local anesthetic.
After the earlobe repair procedure, most patients don’t need pain medication, though Dr. Young can recommend an over-the-counter medication, if necessary. In most cases, the only dressing needed is a thin layer of antibiotic ointment, and stitches are usually removed in about a week. Dr. Young will talk to you about specific post-procedure care instructions.
We are here to answer all your questions and address your concerns. Whether you want a few answers before a consultation or want to know if you’re a candidate for this procedure, please don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 46 37 37.
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