Repair Ripped, Torn or Stretched Earlobes
Earlobes repair and reconstruction is a common procedure. The 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 plugs 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. The ears are some of the first things we notice about a person, and if the lobes are noticeably deformed, it can alter the way an individual is perceived. Luckily, there are several procedures available to repair and reconstruct earlobes, no matter how they were damaged.
With earlobe reconstruction and repair, the professionals at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists can repair and restore most rips, tears, stretching, or holes, helping to return your earlobe to the proper shape and size that best fits your overall appearance. Send us a message to schedule your appointment today.
It is worth mentioning that if your earlobe deformity is the result of having been bitten by a dog, and it was of no fault of your own, then you should speak with a dog bite lawyer. Litigation may result in you receiving help towards 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.
What to Expect During Earlobe Reconstruction and Repair
The professionals at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists will perform your earlobe repair procedure at our Plymouth location. The degree of the earlobe damage will determine the type of repair that is needed. Earlobe repair options include surgery for stretched earlobes, ripped earlobes, and earlobe reduction. Then, after discussion, planning, and marking the area for the procedure, a local numbing agent will be used to perform the earlobe repair treatment as an outpatient procedure. No general anesthesia will be required.
Patients will feel minimal discomfort after the procedure, but most will feel okay without pain-relieving medication or with 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 can return to work and resume normal activities following their procedure. We advise patients to not have any piercings done for up to six months post-procedure.
Why Choose Zel Skin & Laser Specialists for Earlobe Repair
If you need earlobe repair treatment, we urge you to consider Zel Skin & Laser Specialists. Our commitment to advanced training in dermatologic surgical treatments and surgical reconstruction techniques has placed us 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 – whether you need earlobe repair because of a gauged piercing or because of old age.
Call 952-473-1286 to schedule your consultation at our Plymouth or Edina MN locations.
*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location.
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