Repair Ripped, Torn or Stretched Earlobes

Earlobes can become stretched, enlarged, torn or damaged by physical trauma, such as a dog bite or accident, from improper piercings, heavy earrings, or by wearing decorative gauges in the ears. Regardless of the cause, living with a deformed, damaged or an aesthetic earlobe issue can present challenges to those who live with them. It is worth mentioning though, if you have been bitten by a dog and it wasn’t your dog and it was of no fault of your own then you should speak with a dog bite lawyer as you may receive help towards your medical costs as well as any other possible action that may need to be carried out to ensure that the situation does not happen again.

With earlobe reconstruction and repair, the professionals at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists can repair and restore most rips, tears, stretching or holes and can help return your earlobe to the proper shape and size that best fits your overall appearance.

What to Expect During Earlobe Reconstruction and Repair

The professionals at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists will perform your procedure at our Plymouth location.  The degree of the earlobe damage will determine the type of repair that is needed. Then, after discussion, planning and marking the area for the procedure, a local numbing agent will be used to perform this procedure as an outpatient procedure with no general anesthesia required.

You will feel minimal discomfort after your procedure and normally most patients do fine without pain-relieving medication or with just an over the counter pain reliever such as Advil or Tylenol. An antibiotic ointment will be used on the area to prevent any infection and to aid in the healing process. A small amount of drainage from the affected area is normal as well.

Patients are able to return to work and resume normal activities following their procedure. Patients will be advised not to have any piercings done for up to six months post-procedure.

Why Zel Skin & Laser Specialists

Our commitment to advanced training in dermatologic surgical treatments and surgical reconstruction techniques has placed Zel Skin & Laser Specialists on the national stage. With several award-winning dermatologists, including Dr. Karl Vance, Zel Skin’s commitment to you goes beyond skilled treatments. Our board-certified dermatologists take a life-long approach to caring for your skin, so they can evaluate all skin needs at different stages of your life.

Call 952-473-1286 to schedule your consultation at our Plymouth or Edina MN locations.

*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location.