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Stretched or torn earlobes are caused by heavy earrings, gauges, or trauma. When an earring is snagged in clothing or pulled accidentally, the earlobe can rip completely. Other trauma can also impact the earlobes, leaving them damaged. If your earlobes don’t look the way you want them to, you can have them repaired or changed with an earlobe repair procedure in Brooklyn with Dr. Doshi.

Benefits of earlobe repair

Earlobe repair provides many benefits for patients, including the following:

  • Less complex and invasive procedure
  • Short procedure time
  • No downtime
  • Minimal recovery period 
  • Repaired splits or tears in the earlobes 
  • Repaired unwanted holes and stretching
  • Attaches or detaches earlobes based on your aesthetic preferences
  • Corrects dangling, elongated, or overly prominent earlobes
  • Closes unwanted piercings

Earlobe Damage

Dr. Doshi will examine your ears and discuss your preferred aesthetic outcome during your initial consultation. He will understand your specific concerns and desired outcome. He will then recommend which method of earlobe restoration to use to achieve your aesthetic goals for your ears.

There are a number of conditions that require earlobe repair:

Earring accidents or other trauma

A split earlobe is caused by earring accidents such as a snag or a child yanking the earring. Trauma from accidents, dog bites, or similar damage can rip and disfigure the earlobes.

Ear gauges 

Ear gauges are intentionally designed to stretch the earlobes by creating holes significantly larger than the small piercing of a typical earring. Gauge holes remain even after the gauges are removed. The appearance of the empty hole in the earlobe can be disfiguring for those who no longer desire this appearance. These holes also make it impossible to wear earrings in the earlobes. 

Unwanted earring holes

Patients who have earring holes they no longer want can have their ears restored so that there are no longer any holes in the ear at all, or to reduce the number of piercings in the ears.

Other cosmetic concerns

Age or genetics may cause an unwanted earlobe appearance. This includes dangling, prominent, overly-long or sagging earlobes. Some patients prefer their earlobes to be attached, while others prefer them to be detached from the head. 

Earlobe Repair
Before & After

How long will recovery take after earlobe repair?

Because the procedure is relatively minimal, patients can usually return to work or their usual routines the same or next day after the procedure. Expect mild pain for a couple of days as you heal. Keep the sutured area clean. Your ear will also need a thin layer of antibiotic ointment consistently applied during the healing process.

It will require 2-6 months of healing before patients can pierce their ears again. Re-piercing of the earlobe is usually done in a slightly different location than original piercings to avoid any scar tissue.

Am I a Candidate for Earlobe Repair?

Candidates for earlobe repair are men or women who would like to address cosmetic concerns caused by trauma, piercings, genetics or age. Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Are in good health generally
  • Do not have a history of severe scarring or previous complications with scarring 
  • Have realistic expectations regarding the procedure and results

    More About Earlobe Repair with Dr. Doshi

    Earlobe surgery is a reconstructive plastic surgery procedure performed to restore the appearance of earlobes that have been damaged or disfigured. 

    Torn earlobe surgery typically requires only local anesthetic, making it a simple, in-office procedure. There are different techniques that can be performed to either close a wound, reconnect a split earlobe, attach or detach the earlobes, redistribute tissue, and/or reshape the ear lobe. The method of earlobe repair Dr. Doshi will use depends on how much tissue was lost, if any, and the nature of the earlobe damage. 

    To repair unwanted holes in the ear, skin is removed from around the hole and the hole is then stitched closed. If more significant reconstruction is needed to repair the earlobe, small flaps are often used to redesign the earlobe.

    Why choose Dr. Doshi for my earlobe repair?

    Dr. Doshi specializes in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, achieving aesthetic, natural-looking results for his patients in a welcoming, high-end, patient-centered atmosphere. His is known for his precision and dedication to the needs and outstanding outcomes of his patients. Contact us today for a consultation about what earlobe repair surgery in Brooklyn can do for you.

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