It's not uncommon for women who wear earrings to suffer from stretched or torn earlobes. This may be due to heavy earrings or from trauma caused by earrings becoming caught in clothing or other objects or being pulled by a child. Earlobe surgery is a simple procedure which can help to repair stretched or torn earlobes. For those who want to continue to wear earrings, we offer complimentary new piercings in our office as soon as two weeks after your earlobe repair procedure.
Earlobe surgery may be performed in Dr. Roland's Manhattan office or at one of the desirable hospitals or surgicenters in New York City. Local anesthesia is used and the procedure may be performed in under an hour. During the procedure, the skin lining the tear is removed to create a raw edge which is then rebuilt and stitched closed.
After the procedure, there is generally little to no pain. Any discomfort that patients do experience can usually be relieved with over the counter medication. The earlobe will need to be washed regularly and kept clean for a period of time and you may need to apply antibiotic ointment. Surface sutures are usually removed within one week.
If you are suffering from stretched or torn earlobes, earlobe surgery is a simple procedure which can repair your earlobes and allow you to once again wear earrings if you so desire.
Candidates for earlobe surgery are looking to have torn or stretched earlobes repaired. The earlobes may have become stretched from wearing heavy earrings or it may have become torn after earrings have been caught in clothing or other objects or pulled by a child.
Earlobe surgery may be performed by Dr. Roland in his office or at one of the New York City area’s hospitals or surgicenters. This procedure takes under an hour to complete and is performed with local anesthesia. Dr. Roland will remove the skin lining the tear to create a raw edge. This is then meticulously sutured closed.
There is little downtime or recovery following earlobe surgery. Patients may feel some minor discomfort which can be eased with medication. You will need to wash the earlobe and keep it clean as it heals. Sutures are removed after approximately one week.
Though rare, post-operative complications from earlobe surgery may include infection and poor healing.
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