Earlobe Repair Before & After
Torn Earlobes, Dilate Gauges, Asymmetry, Cosmetically Unsightly Earlobes Repaired
Earlobes can undergo changes due to earring use or dilated gauges. The repeated use of heavy earrings can cause earlobe elongation over a period of decades. Dilated earlobes from increasing sizes of gauges over time can created dilated loops in the earlobe region. Trauma to pierced ears can cause earlobe tears or partial tears, causing asymmetry between earlobes. Sometimes life events such as selection into military service, an upcoming wedding, or change in employment motivates patients to explore ways to correct torn or dilated earlobes.
Earlobe repair is a simple procedure that can markedly improve unwanted torn, dilated, or cosmetically unsightly earlobes. Earlobe repair is completed in the office under local anesthesia with stitches that are removed in just under a week. Even dramatically dilated earlobes can be repaired. Oftentimes, the resulting scar is barely perceptible and usually a simple straight line or “L” shape. In order to enhance the final cosmetic outcome, Dr. Palm offers complimentary laser treatment following surgical earlobe repair to further improve the outcome achieve by surgical earlobe repair.
In addition to surgical repair of torn or dilated earlobes, injectable fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can be used in the earlobe to softly “plump” the cushion of the earlobe. The earlobe, like the face, ages and loses volume with time. A small amount of filler can rejuvenate this area of the ear and allow earrings to be better positioned and lifted on the earlobe.