Earlobe Repair & Rejuvenation
Earlobes are susceptible to stretching and tearing. Heavy earrings, injury, and trauma can cause your earlobes to stretch or change making wearing certain types of earrings difficult.
Ear gauges and plugs can cause the earlobes to tear, stretch, and become disfigured.
Naturally elongated or misshapen earlobes may also be reduced and repaired with earlobe surgery.
In most cases, earlobe repair is a short and simple procedure. Dr. Chernoff performs the earlobe repair in the office.
Earlobe repair and reconstruction involves cutting away small areas of skin between torn or stretch earlobes and then sewing the earlobe sections together in a straight line on the front and back of the earlobe. This allows the earlobes to heal and naturally close.
Your ears will be healed in a week and can be re-pierced approximately 6-8 weeks after the repair.
Small or shrunken earlobes with loss of volume can occur as we age. Adding volume to the earlobe using injectable dermal filler or fat expands and stretches the ear lobe and can result in an amazing rejuvenation. The procedure generally takes less than 30 minutes with minimal discomfort and no downtime. It is simple, safe, and immediate with little pain and no downtime.