Most of our ears are made up of cartilage, but the earlobes are comprised of skin and fatty tissue. Sometimes, your DNA gives you thin lobes, or wearing heavy earrings pulls them down and stretches out the piercings. General aging also flattens out the earlobes as collagen and elastin start to diminish. It’s not uncommon to suffer a tear in your earlobes. A skilled aesthetic expert can quickly repair your lobes and get them back to their normal appearance. Some patients also undergo earlobe repair to correct ear stretching due to gauges.
When there’s too much pressure on the skin, you earlobes can stretch, tear or even split down the middle when there’s a piercing involved. For instance, a strong hug from a well-meaning friend could accidentally tug at the ear and cause a tear. Statement earrings are a reason many of us have ruined our lobes.
Our plastic surgeon can correct the issue by performing an in-office repair. The entire procedure only takes about 20 minutes, and your earlobe will be numbed before starting. In basic terms, a tiny amount of skin surrounding the split or widened hole will be cut out and then stitched back together.
There are a few incision techniques that can be used to repair the tears, stretching, or rips before they are stitched up. Our skin care professional will know which method is best for your issue. If you would like to do so, our professionals recommend waiting until after the earlobe procedure before re-piercing your ears. A good rule of thumb is six weeks, but our plastic surgeon can give you a more accurate estimate when he sees the extent of the reconstruction that is necessary.
Our earlobes aren’t something we spend a lot of time thinking about, but when our earlobes suffer a rip, complete tear or are just too thin to hold up our earrings, we take action. Today, earlobe repair is fast, non-invasive, sophisticated and easy to heal from. You can once again wear dangly earrings, or close up the holes from gauging that you thought was a good idea at one point.
If you have an earlobe issue that needs cosmetic treatment, then consider us here at The Mack Cosmetic Center. We have the perfect team of aesthetic experts well-versed in these kinds of procedures. We are conveniently located in Tampa, FL. Contact us today to schedule your earlobe repair consultation!