When you think about it, your ears take their share of punishment when it comes to heavy statement jewelry, unexpected trauma, etc. Fashionable chandelier earrings can slowly tear down the lobe. Trendy ear piercings can also stretch the lobe to accommodate big gauge ear tunnels. Then, there are some of us who just have thin, small earlobes that need a little restoration over time. Whatever the case, it’s a common condition, and earlobe repair is a wonderful procedure done in-office to fix the problem.
The Unfortunate Split
An earlobe that has been fully torn through will not heal and repair on its own. A cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Mack, skilled in earlobe repair can restore a torn lobe using local anesthetic, and the procedure is quick and comfortable for the patient.
There is more than one technique an expert can use on earlobe repair depending on how the stretched or torn lobe appears and the extent of the damage.
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There is zero downtime if any following earlobe repair treatment, and most patients return to their normal daily routines and work after their procedure. The only recommendation is to avoid strenuous exercises for one to two weeks to allow proper healing of the repaired lobe.
The patient is told to keep the site clean and to apply a triple antibiotic ointment daily to avoid infection. If desired, the ears can be re-pierced about six weeks after the procedure.
The Re-Pierced Earlobe
Every cosmetic surgeon is different, but typically, our experts recommend waiting between six to eight weeks to have the repaired earlobe re-pierced. This is done preferably in a spot away from the scar line. The scar is weaker than the surrounding skin and is apt to tear more easily.
Earlobe repair is a popular procedure that a lot of individuals request. The skin on the ears is made of tissue and fat, and therefore, it can easily tear.
Restoring the ears back to their normal lobe shape is possible through the expertise of medical professionals. Here at The Mack Cosmetic Center, we understand how important earlobes are to our clients, and we are skilled in the latest techniques of earlobe restoration. We are conveniently located in Tampa, FL. Don’t cover up your split lobe to hide it. Contact us today to schedule your consultation! It’s a simple procedure that delivers exceptional results.