About Earlobe Repair
Earlobe repair surgery addresses and repairs earlobes that have been stretched, deformed, torn, or split. Earlobe damage is very common among New York men and women due to earring wear.
Earrings are one of the most common contributors to earlobe damage. While they are a popular way to express one’s style. However, these fashion statements sometimes have damaging consequences. This is especially true of earrings that are heavy, or if the wearer is overly sensitive to piercings. Over time, or due to trauma, earlobes can become elongated or split into two by earrings.
Gauges, or other types of ear accessories, can also significantly stretch out the delicate earlobe tissue.
Earlobe repair surgery can repair:
- Drooping or sagging earlobes
- Natural earlobe deformities
- Earlobe deformities or scarring due to trauma, infection or piercing
- Enlarged or stretched earlobe holes
If you are unhappy by the stretched or split earlobe appearance, Dr. Mahmood offers earlobe repair surgery at her Union Square office, to restore a natural and symmetric lobe appearance.
Earlobe Repair Surgery
Earlobe repair surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes about 30 minutes. To begin the procedure, Dr. Mahmood applies local anesthesia to numb the area around the earlobe. Next, Dr. Mahmood repairs the earlobe using a number of techniques determined by the patient’s specific damage (such as stretched, torn or split earlobes). The repair requires sutures which are meticulously placed to achieve a natural shape.
Recovery & Aftercare
There is no downtime for earlobe repair surgery. After the procedure, patients are advised to keep the site of the repair clean, and avoid applying any pressure on the earlobe. Some mild discomfort is normal and can typically be managed without pain medication.
Normal activity such as showering and exercise can resume within 24 hours of your procedure. Patients should not submerge the surgical site until the area is fully healed and sutures have been removed.
The sutures used during surgery are removed one week after the procedure and patients are advised to wait 8-12 weeks before re-piercing their ears to prevent poor scarring or earlobe injury.
Additional Earlobe Conditions
Abnormal earlobe scars, or keloid scars, can also be addressed with surgery. These raised scars form in pierced areas or due to an injury to the lobe. T
Earlobe keloid scars can be particularly prominent and can be firm to the touch. Aside from being cosmetically bothersome and causing emotional distress, these scars can be painful and itchy.
During your consultation Dr. Mahmood will determine the best treatment option to remove the keloid, reconstruct the earlobe, and prevent the keloid from recurring.
Earlobe Repair Surgery Cost NYC
The cost of earlobe repair surgery varies on a patient-by-patient basis. Dr. Mahmood is committed to helping her Union Square patients achieve the best possible surgical outcome, so every case begins with a comprehensive consultation where she examines the patient’s ears and outlines surgery costs and considerations.
Contact us today to book your earlobe repair consultation with Dr. Mahmood – a Board Certified, double Ivy League-trained, Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon practicing in Union Square, NY.