Earlobe Repair Inland Empire
As major focal points of your face your ears have a strong impression on your overall appearance. A torn, deformed or split earlobe can detract from your natural beauty. If your earlobes have been separated by a tear or they are significantly stretched enough to cause deformity, earlobe repair surgery may be the recommended option for you. Patients with naturally long, detached earlobes may also choose earlobe repair surgery to reduce their size. Earlobe repair surgery is a simple procedure intended to close and repair earlobes that have been torn or stretched back to their original shape and function. Patients seeking earlobe repair are usually restoring their earlobes after a trauma typically caused by stretching and tearing associated with piercings or insertion of gauges. During your consultation with Dr. Wali he will advise you on the best options for treating your damaged earlobes including a simple excision or if necessary facial fillers like Juvederm to add plumpness to your earlobe. If you have any questions about earlobe repair surgery or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wali please feel free to call our office at 909-624-4440.
Reasons to consider Earlobe Surgery
- Stretched or torn earlobes
- Oddly shaped or excessively droopy earlobes
The procedure is fast and virtually painless, lasting only about an hour or less and typically involving a local anesthesia to numb the area. While performing earlobe repair surgery Dr. Wali is careful to keep as much tissue as possible, preserving the natural bulkiness of the lobe and creating a shorter operation scar. In order to maintain a natural restoration Dr. Wali cuts the excess tissue in a Z shaped pattern known as a Z-plasty. The Z-plasty of the excess ear tissue maintains symmetry of the earlobe and matches original shape and curvature.
Following the procedure patients are left with a natural looking and fully functioning earlobe that can maintain piercings. The recovery time for patients is almost instantaneous to the end of surgery, with most patients reporting no pain at all following surgery. No dressing around the ears is necessary after surgery and the patients can return to their normal activities immediately.