Earlobe Repair Beverly Hills

Torn, Split or Stretched Earlobe Repair in Beverly Hills: What You Need to Know

Torn, split, or stretched earlobes are common complaints in those who wear earrings. The good news is there is a facial procedural fix for these issues, and you can typically resume wearing earrings after allowing for a period of healing.

Ready to learn more about an earlobe repair? Book an appointment with Dr. Anita Patel, considered one of the best plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills.

Treatment Overview

Torn or split earlobes are typically repaired along the area of injury, whereas stretched earlobes usually require reduction of the stretched tissue, and reshaping to create a normal appearing earlobe.

  • Length of Surgery: 30 minutes per ear
  • Anesthesia: Local
  • Post-Op Activity: Avoid any manipulation of the earlobe for several weeks. Pressure earrings are okay, and recommended in anyone prone to keloids.
  • Return to Work: Same day

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Heavy Earrings Stretch Your Ears?

Heavy earrings can stretch the earlobes and also stretch the earring hole, especially when worn consistently.

How Do You Heal a Ripped Ear Piercing?

A torn or ripped ear piercing is best repaired surgically by Dr. Anita Patel for the optimal aesthetic result.

Will a Split Earlobe Repair Itself?

A split earlobe typically will not heal back together, since much of the length of the piercing is intact skin, and only the edge has torn. The edge is more likely to heal to itself than the opposite edge.

Can You Fix Stretched Earlobes?

You can fix stretched earlobes by reducing the size, and repairing the hole if due to gauges or earrings.

How Do You Fix Gauged Ears?

To fix gauged ears, the excess stretched skin is removed, and the earlobe is both reduced and reshaped, with temporary sutures that are later removed (Health and Recovery Institute).

Can You Get Plastic Surgery on Your Earlobes?

Yes, you can get plastic surgery on your earlobes for a variety of conditions.

How Much is Earlobe Surgery?

The cost for earlobe surgery will depend on a number of factors, including the extent of repair required, and whether it is done on one ear or both. To provide you with accurate pricing information, we invite you to book a complimentary appointment with our Patient Care Coordinator by calling 310.205.0212. During that phone call, important information will be discussed, and ballpark pricing will be provided.

How Long Does Earlobe Repair Take to Heal?

Sutures are typically removed the week after repair, and one should avoid any re-piercing of the earlobe for 3 months.

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